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I Lay Me Down
by Christian Coutts
07/08/07
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I Lay Me Down

A vulnerable position it is to be in
Even when drowning in all my sin
Prostrate there at my Lord's feet
At the New Covenant Mercy seat

To lay me down before my All in All
To submit myself to His call
Even knowing that is for my best
Choosing submission is a tough test

I lay me down open and bare
Giving my life into the Shepherd's care
As the sheep heeding His voice
To follow the Jesus is my choice

To lay me down in submission
Allows me to obey the Great Commision
To lay down is to be completely vulnerable
Allowing the Holy Spirit to guide my soul

As the Holy Word teaches I lay me down
To someday receive my robe and crown
Daily I must crucify my rebellious flesh
By His Blood I am made new and fresh

Faith displayed through my obedience
My Advocate declares my innocence
Not by my own works as it is said
But by grace through the Blood shed

I am but a sinful man once flesh born
Reborn through the One wearing a crown of thorn
By Jesus sacrifice for you and me
He suffered and died to set us free

Jesus came into this world for love
This gift of grace from God above
Of His own free will, His life He gave
His resurrection freed us from the grave

By His love we are saved, by His love we are free
Humbly I offer the Lord all of me
Before the One wearing the golden crown
My life, my love, At His feet I lay me down.


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Patricia Bankhead 17 Jul 2007
I lay me down open and bare Giving my life into the Shepherd's care As the sheep heeding His voice To follow the Jesus is my choice...I love this part. It is my choice to follow Jesus in this wicked world. There are so many who do not believe on Him but I am so glad we heed his voice. Thanks for sharing Christ. You are such an anointed writer. A voice that needs to be heard through out the earth. I am blessed by your words. God bless and keep writing for His glory. HE IS SMILING EVERYTIME YOU WRITE.
Janice S Ramkissoon  09 Jul 2007
Loved the poetic stlye and I read my life out loud through this poem. You are a vessel echoing the voice of His children. Please don't quit writing - He's perfecting you through this gift. Stay blessed. Janice
Joyce Poet 09 Jul 2007
Brother, I never understood why it is so difficult to vulnerably lay ourselves at His feet (though it IS difficult) when truly, truly, truly the Holy Spirit DOES guide our souls. He is Love and, therefore, is there anyone we can trust more with our lives, our souls, with everything about us? Like I said, I never understood why it's so hard for us when He IS who He IS. Being vulnerable to Him is only difficult for us because the Holy Spirit is at emnity with our flesh and our flesh itself doesn't want to let go of the reins. But praise God, our GOD is stronger than our flesh! And there are a multitude of blessings in store for us when we finally give up those reins... both now AND in the hereafter. Finally relinquishing control to Him is a blessing in itself!... as you have so graciously portrayed in this thought provoking piece. Bless you, dear Brother.
Thomas Kittrell 08 Jul 2007
Christian, I could have written this, for it reflects my feelings to the core. God bless you my friend, and our prayers are still with you.
Thomas




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