Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson


Remember Thy Creator
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember thy Creator,
Before the evil days;
While life is still a challenge,
And passions are ablaze;
Before the light gets misty,
And sight is getting dim;
And all desire for living
Is spiritless and slim.

Remember thy Creator,
Before the cord is loosed;
The thread of life is broken;
The staff no longer used;
When sound of grinding ceases;
With industry complete;
And caskets bearing loved ones
Are carried down the street.

Remember thy Creator,
While memories remain;
Before the shadows deepen,
And life becomes a bane;
Before the soul is yielded,
And flesh returns to dust;
Remember thy Creator,
And make the Lord thy trust.

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The Choice Is Yours
They shall look upon Me whom they have pierced.
Zechariah 12:10

'Twas just His choice He left His throne,
To dwell with those not called His own,
To call by name that they might be,
Life members of His family,
And live with Him eternally.

'Twas just His will that He should be
The object of our infamy;
Foregoing rights and bearing scorn,
Enduring shame, reviled, forlorn;
To make in One a race newborn.

'Twas just His faithfulness that He,
When being nailed onto the tree;
Remained until the price was paid;
And then within the tomb be laid;
The full work of atonement made.

For all is ready, time is full;
Salvation near, without annul;
You may now come, the choice is yours,
Till death o’ertake and then the doors
Of heaven closed by sacred cause.

His precious blood, my only plea;
If anyone should say to me:
What did He therefore do for you
To free from sin and judgment due?
My risen Lord so pure and true.

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What Do You Say?
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

 Matthew 12:36

If I should say within my heart when life is troublesome and sad,
There is a God, but where is He? He does not care though times are bad.
Then I must turn in helpless state, to find my help in One so great,
Who came to seek the weak and lost, and suffered at tremendous cost.
His love for me could not be known, until I had become His own.

If I should say I trust in Him, yet do not heed His written word;
He will not leave His discipline, till that which has been said is heard.
His word is clear and not abstruse; it stays effective by its use.
Our faith is but the vehicle to comprehend the miracle,
Of God incarnate on the Tree, where Jesus bled for you and me.

If you should say, I cannot solve the answer to my peace of mind.
Then go to Him who knows your heart; a Saviour who is good and kind.
He is our peace and constant Friend; our only hope to journey’s end.
He died for all and rose again; He’s coming soon in power to reign;
His word is sure and cannot fail; His love and justice will prevail.

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Your Invitation
Seek ye the LORD while He may be found.
Isaiah 55:6

Ho! Everyone who has a thirst,
And he who cannot pay;
Come to the waters, buy and eat,
And have your fill today.

Why spend the wages of your toil
For that which is not bread?
Incline your ear and come to Him,
Who makes alive the dead.

Come, seek the Lord with all your heart;
Call while He may be found;
Let wickedness be put away;
God’s love is never bound.

His thoughts are not the thoughts of men,
Nor yet His wondrous ways;
They far exceed in majesty
The highest mortal praise.

For as the rain comes from above,
And falls upon the earth,
So shall the word of God bring forth
Its fruit of highest worth.

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Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Since the man took the fruit he ingested,
We can see the results manifested;
All the suffering and pain,
Will forever remain,
Lest in Jesus our souls have been rested.

While the hardship is often distressing,
And the suffering is somewhat depressing,
It is never the end
If the Lord is our Friend,
For the suffering is purposed for blessing.

As the world follows after its treasure,
With its programs of travel and leisure,
It does not have the key
To the soul’s destiny,
So we’ll fill in the gap for good measure.

If we come to a road intersection,
And we don’t know the proper direction,
We must look for a sign,
To assess and define,
If our journey is needing correction.

So too life has its signs for the wary;
To ignore them is patently scary;
For the Cross is God’s word,
Where salvation occurred,
And there’s never a Signpost contrary.

He has rendered a cure for the blighted;
For the sins that would have us indicted;
He has pardoned them all,
Since the cardinal fall,
And will never let them be recited.

So take heart if your hardship is trying,
Though its pain we are no way denying,
We shall leave all our load
At the end of the road,
And we’ll go to a place with no crying.

But for those who have no inclination,
To respond to the Lord’s invitation,
There’s no rescue in sight,
For your self-chosen night,
And you’ll stay in your own condemnation.


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Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
John 15:14

We all need a friend
Who is there at the end,
And there’s only one Person unfailing;
He took all our sin
When He came on this scene;
And we wait for His Second Unveiling.

His knowledge is vast,
For He knows all the past;
Every thought and the words we have spoken;
He loves us so much
And His nature is such
That His promise can never be broken.

He only can save
From the fear of the grave,
For He’s conquered the peril that holds us;
His word is the seal
Which His Spirit makes real,
And His constant protection enfolds us.

If therefore you deem
That His claims are supreme,
And His love for your soul is the clearest;
Then call on His name,
Just as I did the same,
And you’ll find He’s the Friend that is dearest.

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This Is Your Life
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

John 14:6

There was a man with neither hope nor vision,
Who knew he had to make a big decision;
The issue that was deep and all embracing,
Concerned the awesome future he was facing;
The Spirit of the Lord had brought conviction,
That judgment was an absolute prediction.

The Bible has a message in its pages,
That has not changed in essence through the ages;
The offering for Abel and his brother,
Was based upon the promise of Another;
If we will put our trust in God’s Anointed,
Our faith will never leave us disappointed.

The message is both simple and far reaching;
But never is it found in mortal teaching;
It goes against our natural reaction;
Yet nothing else can bring us satisfaction;
It covers all the needs of our redemption,
And there is no exclusion or exemption.

For some it has come early in their hearing;
As parents taught the children they were rearing;
For others it occurred in adolescence,
When they had taken in their Bible lessons;
For people who believed when they were older,
The challenge of the truth was never bolder.

It is a life that carries on forever;
A pilgrimage of love that none can sever;
A life that’s not dependant on our keeping;
And does not slip away if we are sleeping;
The promise of the Saviour should awake us,
That He will never leave us nor forsake us.

The gospel is for you while you are reading;
Remember that your time is fast receding!
You cannot trust that you will see tomorrow;
Today could be your happiness or sorrow;
The message may not bear its glad repeating,
If you reject what Christ is now entreating.

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The Challenge
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life:
and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life;
but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 3:36

A challenge is what we are facing;
The outlook, depressing or bright;
The countdown is already racing;
We head for redemption or night.

The challenge begins with conviction;
We sense what is proper or wrong;
From there it is sorrow and friction,
As trouble and cares come along.

The challenge is clear and explicit;
The issue is, what shall we choose?
If we pass it by or we miss it,
There is no escape we can use.

The challenge remains universal;
We cannot evade the last call;
It will be our final rehearsal,
For Christ is the Judge over all.


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How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…?
Hebrews 2:3

We live in this world on probation;
A test that may seem like a drudge;
We cannot foresee its duration,
Before we must answer the Judge.

A limited time was afforded,
While Noah was building the ark;
It was not until he had boarded,
That many were left in the dark.

While Moses was absent on calling,
Receiving the law as a guide,
The people did something appalling,
And many were punished and died.

The wilderness crossing they wended,
Provided a way to the land;
Before the first episode ended,
They sank to a renegade band.

The next generation was tested;
They wandered for forty years more;
The lessons they saw and digested,
Prepared them for imminent war.

The forty days Jesus was tested,
Prepared Him for what would ensue;
His resolute will was not wrested
By Satan in all he could do.

The forty years after Ascension:
A time for the Jews to repent,
Expired amid heartache and tension;
Their city was ravaged and rent.

How long shall we stay on probation?
When will our entitlement cease?
Today is the day of salvation;
We head for perdition or peace.

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The Cross
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us
which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18

The Cross is that dividing line,
That everyone will meet;
A choice for One who is divine,
Who won our soul complete.

The Cross remains a stark offence,
That many still deride;
And yet it was in their defence,
That Jesus bled and died.

There has been no brutality,
As such that He endured;
It was no mere fatality,
That saw our life secured.

His blood describes the total act;
The price He had to pay;
It is the most important fact
That ages will display.

If any reader takes amiss
At what is said above,
Then they will never know the bliss
Of God’s eternal love.

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Look and Live
Make thee a fiery serpent…every one that is bitten,
when he looketh upon it, shall live.

Numbers 21:8

Now we all have a will,
Choosing goodness or ill;
It depends if we know God the Saviour;
From the time we were small,
We have all had a fall,
For it flows from our sinful behaviour.

Yet the answer is near,
Without favour or fear:
Just a look at the Saviour believing;
For there’s nothing to lose,
If the Saviour we choose,
But a life everlasting receiving.

If there be any doubt
What this rhyme is about,
Read what happened to those who were bitten;
Like the poison of sin,
It will smite from within,
Lest we look to the Lord who was smitten.

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Meeting Our Need
Thy word is truth.
John 17:17

The Bible is written to meet every need;
The standard for testing each conscience or creed;
It starts with the God of creation revealed,
And reaches out into our everyday field.

It covers all phases of life on this sphere;
It tells where we came from and why we are here;
It has the solution for problems in full;
It speaks of salvation that none can annul.

It calls for a choice that we freely must make;
Explaining the issue; excluding the fake;
It furnishes light to our sin-darkened mind,
And if we respond we are nevermore blind.

We cannot escape from the challenge it gives;
The word is eternal; forever it lives;
We’ll meet at the courtroom where Jesus presides,
And hear His just verdict and what He decides.

We cannot foresee what the future may hold;
Yet trusting His promise we thus can be bold;
Accepting His offer with hope for the soul:
Believing the gospel will render us whole.

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The Way
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way abroad today
Attractive or inviting;
A world in view is nothing new,
And that is why I’m writing.

The world appeal may not be real
Without a true foundation;
A house that’s built on mud or silt,
Needs more than restoration.

If any state we contemplate
Is simply just a notion,
We need to share a godly prayer,
As faith can bridge an ocean.

The way is clear and ever near,
For those who are believers;
The Lord on high will hear our cry,
And never ever leave us.

If any doubt, within, without,
Has been our long persuasion;
We are assured the Lord secured
Our costliest salvation.

The final word in what we’ve heard
Is life or death we’ve chosen;
We must believe or ever grieve,
A choice forever frozen.

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Choose you this day whom ye will serve.
Joshua 24:15

The gospel of God in our hearing,
Describes our Redeemer’s appearing;
The message abroad,
Cannot be ignored,
As judgment for sinners is nearing.

Our lives might appear to be moral;
We do not make trouble or quarrel;
With strength of the arm,
We labour and farm,
With horses of chestnut and sorrel.

Yet nothing we do is of merit;
For treasures we constantly ferret;
And yet at the end,
We still do offend,
Because of the sin we inherit.

The gospel is also a warning,
Like storm clouds we see in the morning;
So as at the Flood,
If they’d understood,
They would not have died in their scorning.

The kingdom will come as projected,
And wrongs will be duly corrected;
If we do not take,
What now is at stake,
We shall stay forever rejected.

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It Is Done
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might
be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians 5:21

As we walk the daily path
In our lost condition,
We should fear the coming wrath,
Often called perdition.

It is what we all deserve
By our bad behaviour,
Touching every cord and nerve
With its bitter flavour.

There is nothing we can do;
Thousands keep on trying;
We are sinful through and through:
There is no denying.

God has done it all for us;
Perfect as He stated;
There can be no thrall for us,
If we are related.

We become His newborn heirs:
Trusting and believing;
Leaving all our worldly cares,
By His grace receiving.

Sanctified in holiness:
Paradise awaiting;
Sharing in God’s happiness:
All He is creating.

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