Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson


A Day
Behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2

A day as well we know,
Goes either fast or slow;
Yet so designed
That we may find,
Our way through hail or snow.

In four and twenty hours,
There may be sun or showers;
The Lord decides,
The rising tides,
And quells the evil powers.

Salvation is the day,
Our sins are washed away;
As we believe
And thus receive
The gift for which we pray.

A day we cannot guess,
Draws closer nonetheless;
The Lord will come
And take us home,
Where all is happiness.

The day span of the Lord,
Is for an era stored;
It will begin
With great chagrin,
And end with peace restored.

A day of wrath will break,
When men will weep and quake;
As at the Throne
They stand alone
And face the fiery lake.


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Another Day
Choose you this day whom you will serve;
but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:15

Another day comes after dawn;
A night is near without a morn;
A time of joy for sinners saved;
A wailing time for souls enslaved.

Before today has passed away,
Be sure you listen while you may;
Behind we leave the dead to die;
Before us heaven, while they cry.

Choose you today whom you will trust;
Can we depend on men of dust?
Could you imagine what it cost,
Christ Jesus dying for the lost?

Does being dumb commend you well?
Do you suppose there is no hell?
Don’t be deceived with Satan’s ploy;
Depend on Christ, our hope and joy.

Each one of us will see the Lord;
End times will reap their due reward;
Eternity will ever be,
Eternal joy or misery.

Forget all things you’ve ever done;
Fix every thought upon the Son;
For you’ll discover He is pure;
Forever will His love endure.

God’s Word is our authority;
Golgotha’s Cross His victory;
Great is our Saviour, Lord of all;
Go bow before Him, great and small.

He is the One you’ll stand before;
He stands now waiting at the door;
He only wants to set you free;
His very own eternally.

Immutable He stays the same;
Impeccable and without blame;
In glory higher than the sky;
Incarnate once He came to die.

Jesus our Lord, Redeemer, Friend;
Jesus our Hope unto the end;
Jesus the Lamb for sinners slain;
Jesus who bore our sin and shame.

King of all kings and Potentate;
Kneel down before Him, it is late;
Know that the hour is drawing near;
Kingdoms of men will disappear.

Let preconceptions pass away;
Latch onto things which don’t decay;
Look unto Jesus and His wealth;
Love only wisdom, truth and health.

Make every day a prayerful one;
Meet every morning with the Son;
More are the heartaches we may bear;
Many the blessings we can share.

Never again are we alone;
No more to dread His awesome Throne;
Nearer to Him who bore our shame;
Now do we own His blessed Name.

Only for sinners did He die;
Our fathers shouted, Crucify!
Of all the lost He loved each one;
O blessed Saviour, it is done.

Perhaps for some who read this word,
Presume that such have not occurred;
Possessing neither lot nor part;
Procrastinating in your heart.

Remember you were in His mind;
Redressing wrong for all mankind;
Repent while there is time to choose;
Renouncing all ungodly views.

Salvation is our foremost need;
Secured by David’s holy Seed;
Selected in the Father’s plan;
Sealed up for us ere time began.

To every soul there is a place;
Then everyone will see His face;
That all may know our God is fair;
The righteous verdict waiting there.

Unless we see our lifelong need;
Until we seek His Word to read;
Unfaithful though our life may be;
Unswerving His fidelity.

Victoriously the day will dawn;
Vast is the brightness of that morn;
Voices will ring in sheer delight;
Volumes of praises bathed in light.

We wait as every passing day;
Winds up our brief and mortal stay;
With warning signs that time is near;
When our dear Saviour shall appear.

You should be well aware by this,
Your choice is heaven or abyss;
Yes you must trust Him while you may;
You may not see another day.

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A Thousand Year Day
…one day is with the Lord as a thousand years…
2 Peter 3:8

A day is as a thousand years
With God, in their succession;
The passing times are ships He steers,
As fleets in their procession.

His word brought forth the earth we see
By six creative orders;
The pattern set by His decree
For epochs in their borders.

A thousand years had so elapsed
With all the world corrupted;
Society had so collapsed,
As evil had erupted.

The Flood marked off that wicked age
With only eight surviving;
So God would now begin the stage
With Israel arriving.

The calling forth of Abraham
Marked off the second era;
He sacrificed the chosen ram,
Now past the test severer.

Two days would mark the next event:
The Holy Incarnation;
For Jesus was the Saviour sent,
Through whom is mediation.

The age we call the age of grace
Is now two days completed;
It has a very special place
While Christ the Lord is seated.

But very soon He will be roused,
As Revelation’s story;
To wed the bride He has espoused
And take her home to glory.

The final day will then be here
With peace and joy abundant;
The devil’s rule of pain and fear
Will have been made redundant.

So when this day has reached its goal
It seals the perfect era;
As seven thousand makes the whole,
So God makes all things clearer.


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End Time  
So teach us to number our days.
Psalm 90:12

Our lives have a daily routine,
Although we are not a machine;
There is yet a portion,
Regarded with caution,
Concerning the truth we have seen.

We dwell for a limited stay,
Till earth-life has vanished away;
On any occasion,
By thought or persuasion,
We settle accounts for a day.

The day is the judgment we face;
A day that is bound in God’s grace;
The issue outstanding,
That He is demanding:
Is Jesus the One we embrace?


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Harvest Time
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor,
and gather his wheat into the garner;
but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Matthew 3:12

The Bible is here to be read;
Like food to the hungry is fed;
Describing creation
With much celebration,
As perfectly good as God said.

It covers the time set for man;
For God has an overall plan;
He knows our decisions,
Our faults and divisions;
The evil before it began.

He promised to give us new life,
And bring to an end all the strife;
The only condition
Is human volition:
Our choice, as it cuts like a knife.

We all have established a path;
From birth we are under God’s wrath;
The harvest is nearing,
With time disappearing;
Shall we be the wheat or the chaff?


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It Is Time
Behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2

Now is the day of salvation;
Now is the day to decide;
Ever since Adam’s temptation,
Doubting must never abide.

We are on earth for a season,
Until our days are complete;
Hardness is nigh unto treason,
It brings eternal defeat.

We have the light we’ve encountered;
Even the truth that we know;
Truth can be never discounted,
It stands alone even so.

Souls have a destiny certain;
Judgment is now at the door;
Jesus will draw back the curtain;
Justice will come to the fore.

Adam was cast from the garden,
Guilty as any can be;
Yet there is always a pardon,
Judgment was met on the tree.

Everyone trusting the Saviour,
Though they are spiritually dead,
Will be brought into His favour:
Jesus has died in our stead.

Jesus is living and risen;
He could not stay in the grave;
Loosing the captives from prison;
Sharing the life that He gave.

He was minutely inspected;
Judged without blemish or spot;
Risen as now resurrected,
Spoiling each secular plot.

There is a kingdom awaited,
Filled with God’s glory and peace;
Wars will have thereby abated;
Demonic dangers will cease.

Animals no more ferocious;
Israel in their heritage;
No devil’s voice to reproach us;
Jesus will write a new page.

Shall we be part of this picture?
Living in glorious light?
Jesus fulfilled every scripture,
Banished His foes out of sight.

He is the Lord God Almighty;
Judgment is set in His hand;
All unbelief is unsightly;
It cannot prosp
er or stand. 


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Latter Times
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will
 depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits
and doctrines of demons,

1 Timothy 4:1 

We now are approaching the stages
That scripture describes in its pages;
The steady decline
Of things that were fine,
Are treated as newly-found majors.

The gospel is meeting derision
From those with another religion;
Yet it will prevail;
It never can fail;
Made real by a rightful decision.

We each have to live with our choosing;
The scriptures entreat our perusing;
They open the door
To life evermore,
Or close off the life we are losing.


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Salvation Now and Forever
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger,
and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide:
neither will He keep His anger for ever

Psalm 103:8,9

Salvation from sin
Is a war we can win,
If we side with the Conquering Hero;
Redemption is nigh
As a sob or a sigh,
When our prospects have bottomed at zero.

It takes just a prayer
To the Lord who is there,
For our sins to be wholly forgiven;
From there we progress,
With the Saviour we bless,
To a destiny waiting in heaven.

To lead us by day
Every step of the way
We are given God’s Spirit to guide us;
His Word is the light
For our spiritual sight,
With His fellowship always beside us.

Whenever we fall,
Which is common to all,
We confess to the sins we committed;
The blood that was shed
By our Saviour and Head
Will ensure that our sins are remitted.

We know all too well
We were destined for hell,
For rejecting the Saviour who bought us;
But once we agreed
To our desperate need,
We complied with the lessons He taught us.

We covet the hope,
With its limitless scope,
Of the life He has stored without measure;
We sigh and we yearn
For His hastened return,
And to enter His manifold pleasure.



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The Future
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matthew 6:20

We all are investing
In what lies ahead;
No statement of God could be surer;
If we are not resting
In what He has said,
We shall be eternally poorer.

The future before us
Is far out of sight,
For no one is able to see it;
There will be a chorus
Attuned to the Light;
The Scriptures foretell and decree it.

The future is either
A void or a goal;
Depending on choices we’re making;
The saint or believer
Has trusted his soul
To One who has brought his awaking.


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The Present
Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:34

History, as we have seen,
Establishes a plan;
Yet we live in time as it progresses;
While we value what has been,
As history has ran,
We must take on board what Scripture stresses.

Every day permitted us
Cannot occur again;
It contains the privilege provided;
For the things committed us
In happiness or pain,
Certify the path we have decided.

Now is our salvation day;
It cannot be delayed;
No one can predict the next tomorrow;
As our options pass away,
They spell out a parade;
Death will bring eternal bliss or sorrow.


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Today or Tomorrow
Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will
go into such and such a city, spend a year there,
buy and sell, and make a profit; whereas you
do not know what will happen tomorrow.

James 4:13-14a

The church age is nearing its end;
A time of great trouble is closer;
We all need the Lord as a Friend,
And enter His gracious enclosure.

The gospel is always the same;
While sinners are being convicted;
The Lord with His glorious name
Will come as the prophets predicted.

The kingdom again will be preached,
As when the Lord with us was dwelling;
When once the end time has been reached
We’ll know what the Scriptures were telling.

The kingdom will last many years,
When all will be peaceful and quiet;
There will be no reason for tears,
With no one inciting a riot.

Meanwhile we are watching the news,
With Israel more isolated;
There’s prospect in store for the Jews,
Though now they are openly hated.


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The Day of the LORD
The great day of the LORD is near,
it is near, and hastens quickly.

Zephaniah 1:14

The day of the LORD is a prospect in store,
When judgment will come such as never before;
The wrongs will be righted;
The crooked made straight;
A world that is blighted will reach a new state.

The days are unfolding as tensions increase,
When every news item is crying for peace;
Yet each innovation
That man has produced,
Has not reached the station where sin is reduced.

It dwells in our nature for so we are born;
Aspiring for peace is a prospect forlorn;
It comes from Messiah
Who hung on a tree;
A sacrifice higher than any degree.

In that He is risen the question remains:
Shall we take His pardon or stay in our chains?
The door is wide open;
The Saviour is true;
As Jesus has spoken so what shall we do?

Before that day comes when the King will return,
A man will emerge charismatic and stern;
A person with standing
In sight of the world,
Intent and commanding as boasting is hurled.

The love of the truth is the issue today;
Our need of salvation will not go away;
The light is still shining;
The welcome awaits;
Let’s quit our reclining and enter those gates.


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The LORD'S Day
For the day of vengeance is in My heart,
and the year of My redeemed has come.

Isaiah 63:4

The Day of the Lord, as the Scriptures affirm,
Will herald a season of terror;
A day as defined in the use of the term
When many are blinded by error.

It stems from the time when a treaty is signed:
A treaty of guile and deception;
A time when the name of our God is maligned
By those with a crooked perception.

The Day of the Lord is a truth prophesied,
And known by the ancient believers;
As Enoch of old in the warning he cried,
That no one should thereby deceive us.

The Lord, He will come with His holy ones too,
To execute judgment with fury,
Against the ungodly and all that they do,
For He is both judge and the jury.

The Day of the Lord will extend for a time:
A thousand years in its duration;
With nature enjoying a peaceable clime,
And wars having ceased their vexation.

The Saviour Himself and His kingdom will rule
With justice and order prevailing;
The road will be hard for the rogue or the fool,
For peace will extend without failing.


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The Entrance
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalm 100:4

Almighty is God on His throne;
Beloved by those dearly His own;
Confessed and revered,
Desirous and feared,
Embraced by His children full grown,

For as He is God of mankind,
Gratuitous blessings we find;
Heart-warming and near,
Inspiring and dear;
Judicial for lawful of mind.

Known only by mortals who trust;
Loved dearly by children of dust;
Made wholesome and new,
Noteworthy and true,
Outgrowing the habits of lust.

Perhaps we should make a remark;
Quadrupled for those in the dark;
Reversals and pain,
Seem set to remain,
To those with a heritage stark.

United are mortals in sin;
Vainglory is all they can win;
Without any voice,
Yet having a choice,
Zestfully, let’s now enter in.


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For prophecy never came by the will of man,
but holy men of God spoke
as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:21

Prophecy as we can see
Is what has been foretold,
So we put our trust in revelation;
It will be a certainty
As from the days of old,
Bringing with it hope and consolation.

At the end we can’t depend
On myths or crystal balls,
They are just a dark imagination;
Death is met when time is set
Before the judgment halls,
As we enter joy or condemnation.

It is not a happy lot
To talk about such things,
Yet we must be honest with our neighbours;
We must choose the gospel news
Before the night bell rings,
Trust in Christ and cease from all our labours.


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