Free Christian poems


By Maurice Dyson

The Cross     

The Solution
…blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Luke 7:23

Accordingly the earth began
By word of God’s command;
Creating climates fit for man,
Distinct and ably planned.

Each artefact that man designed,
For work and sowing seed,
Gave instruments of every kind,
He harnessed for his need.

Intelligence met every test;
Judicial means were staid;
Kind-heartedness was at its best;
Love-overtures were made.

Malpractice grew in course of time;
Norms suffered an abuse;
Outrageous was the state of crime,
Persistent in its use.

Quite evident was every woe;
Regard for good declined;
Subversiveness was on the go;
True love was undermined.

Unstoppable with passing time,
Vendettas spread abroad;
We cannot stop this woeful climb,
Yet we shall face the Lord.

The lesson from this ABC
Of basic history,
Is that we’ve lost our sanity,
As anyone can see.

The only way we can survive
The judgment that is due,
Is turn to Christ who is alive,
Who died for me and you.

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No Second Chance
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.
Isaiah 45:22

The greatest decision that ever was made,
Occurred in a garden selected;
It could not by reason be further delayed;
The ultimate testing would now be displayed;
God’s love for the world was perfected.

It had been intended before time began,
Before there had been a creation;
When God saw the future of natural man,
He knew it required an inordinate plan,
Or else there would be no salvation.

A gulf had been fixed by a renegade act;
Humanity’s fate was impending;
No mortal could argue a serious pact;
His passage to hell was a definite fact,
And there he must stay without ending.

Transgression gave rise to ten thousand and more,
Throughout mortal time without number;
Yet one thing confronts us and stands at the door,
Like those living after and those gone before;
A factor that never will slumber.

The issue we face is an act of free will:
We choose where we spend our existence;
The Saviour’s command is applicable still;
He only can save us from perilous ill;
We must cease from acts of resistance.

He rose from the grave after paying the debt;
The debt that we owed the Creator;
The ransom demanded for sin has been met;
The day of His judgment is settled and set;
There will be no second chance later.

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For whosoever shall keep the whole law,
and yet offend in one point,  he is guilty of all.

James 2:10

Why do we put aside words that are true?
How can we protest that we never knew?
Where can we find a life fresh as the dew?
Only in Christ the Elected.

There is a conscience that’s dwelling inside;
With heart and mind as together they guide;
Leading to ways that are common and wide;
Yet in God’s plan are rejected.

So every day has its portion of guilt;
Maybe a lie or whatever we’ve spilt;
Throughout a life on the ground we have built;
Till it is duly inspected.

Those very things we have consciously wrought,
Will be assessed when we stand in the Court,
Either for God or be counted as naught;
Even as Truth was neglected.

What shall we venture regarding all this?
There is a truth that we never should miss;
Either it’s hell or a heavenly bliss;
Outcasts or sinners perfected.

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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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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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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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Good News
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:22

For God so loved a world undone,
With all its sons and daughters,
He gave His well-beloved Son,
Who by His passion bought us.

For as in Adam all are dead,
Because of their connection;
So all in Christ the risen Head,
Shall live by resurrection.

The Lord commends His perfect love,
Toward a world of sinners;
He came as signalled by a dove,
To live His life within us.

As many as receive the Lord,
To them are given power;
The Spirit has been fully poured,
And works at every hour.

Except a man is born again,
By Spirit and by water,
He cannot see Messiah’s reign,
Announced in every quarter.

I am the bread of life, He said
To those who stood around Him;
The all-sufficient Fountainhead,
For sinners who have found Him.

The Spirit and the bride say, Come,
To all within their hearing;
For Christ is our eternal home,
And Judgment Day is nearing.

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Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time;
when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Acts 24:25

There is a trait we call procrastination;
We put off whatsoever we should do;
It could affect our final destination,
If onuses are never carried through.

There is a time when we are first convicted;
It usually occurs when we are young;
Our overall behaviour is restricted;
Improper words are found upon our tongue.

There is a law that says you cannot do it,
And so we want to do it all the more;
We see a ready hole and scramble through it,
Regarding what is duty as a chore.

We come up with our various excuses,
As though we could be never held to blame;
Our everyday offences and abuses,
We attribute to problems we could name.

Now let us realize what we are facing;
The common things of life will have an end;
Although our conduct may not be debasing,
The Lord can realign the fatal trend.

So let us put aside procrastination,
For time is running out and will not stay;
If we do not accept the Lord’s salvation,
It will be our regret on judgment day.

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Your Decision
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many...

Hebrews 9:27, 28a

When man was created
From dust of the earth,
His body was formed with its tissue;
For so it is stated,
Preceding his birth,
For testing was not yet the issue.

The spirit imparted
From God as He breathed,
Enlivened him into a being;
His soul-life was started
As something bequeathed,
In all that the Lord was foreseeing.

The spirit is vital
For living with Him,
Who made us, reflecting His glory;
He gave man the title,
Not anyway dim,
To write a significant story.

The test of volition
Is always in view,
In line with God’s sovereign choices;
In any condition
His ruling is true,
Although there are dissident voices.

The Spirit who quickens,
Is also the One
Who teaches, enables, empowers;
The deathblow that sickens
When all hope is gone
Cannot be placated with flowers.

But when a soul passes
From death into life
By trusting the Lord as his Saviour;
No sin that amasses,
No anguish or strife,
Can separate man from His favour.


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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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The Gospel
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
Acts 16:31

The gospel is the only news
That everyone must hear;
It was announced to Adam in the Garden;
Transmitted by believing Jews
To Gentiles far and near;
For only by the Lord we have a pardon.

Without good news we all are lost,
For none of us are good;
We all inherit sin by generation;
When troubles on our path have crossed
And brought a sullen mood,
The remedy is always through salvation.

The gospel is not temporal,
Like antidotes we take,
Sustaining us until we are no longer;
It saves us from a lasting hell:
That fiery awesome lake,
Prepared for fallen angels who are stronger.

The gospel is our daily bread
That nourishes the soul;
Revealing what is true and things deceptive;
   We need God’s wisdom in our head
To help us in our role,
And move towards the goal, the more perceptive.

Believing in the Saviour Lord
Has always been the way,
Until our time is brought to its conclusion;
The Word of God is like a sword,
Dividing us today;
Receiving Jesus Christ is God’s solution.

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

Matthew 11:28

Lifetimes are fleeting;
Days are retreating;
Judgment is there at the door;
Mourners are weeping;
Bodies are sleeping;
Some, to see loved ones no more.

Every day passing,
With sins amassing,
Brings on the day we await;
No good intention
That we could mention
Can change our ultimate fate.

Just one decision
Made with precision
Will see the judgment removed;
Christ is the issue;
Don’t let it miss you,
Lest you be found disapproved.

For you will meet Him;
Not to entreat Him,
But give account of your stay;
Trust His salvation:
His invitation;
He will turn judgment away.

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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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The Crucifixion
They pierced my hands and my feet.
Psalm 22:16

Because of its simplicity
The gospel is unique;
Its message of felicity
Is comfort for the weak.

It hinges on a metaphor
That rings forever true;
For Jesus is the only door
That we must enter through.

He always was the Pascal Lamb
Determined to be slain;
He ever is the great I Am
With one abiding reign.

All hope is vested in His cross
Where victory was wrought;
All other work is counted dross,
Whatever claim is brought.

The crucifixion as an act
Divides the human race;
It has the merit that we lacked,
And holds the highest place.

It lasts for all eternity,
And meets us where we are;
For we are destined once to die
And face the judgment bar.

It conquered sin and death and hell,
That claimed our mortal soul;
The devil’s hold was loosed as well,
Which played a major role.

We cannot comprehend the feat
Accomplished on the tree;
Eternity will oft repeat
Its work for you and me.

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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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