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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Lock (03/06/06)

TITLE: Don't Lock Me Out
By Sue Stone
03/09/06


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I've wandered through the most of my life,
Seen many troubles in my day.
The dark of night is coming faster,
And as evening falls, I turn to pray:
Don't lock me out, my Lord and Master,
Don't leave me here outside your door.
The dark of night is coming faster,
As evening falls, I need you more.

Don't lock me out, my Lord and Master,
Don't leave me here outside your door.
The dark of night is coming faster,
As evening falls, I need you more

They tell me once that You walked with Man
Then face to face at end of day
In that fair garden you had planted,
But then we threw it all away.
You drove us out of that fair haven
And locked the gate and barred the door,
The dark of night became our portion,
And all our ways, so sad and poor.

Don't lock me out, my Lord and Master,
Don't leave me here outside your door.
The dark of night is coming faster,
As evening falls, I need you more

They tell me once that You walked with Man,
Born in a stable in a tiny town,
Born to a world long touched with darkness,
Wore poor men's clothes and not a crown.
You spoke of love and the light of Heaven,
You spoke of ways to Heaven's door,
You showed us light instead of darkness,
That precious light that we need more.

Don't lock me out, my Lord and Master,
Don't leave me here outside your door.
The dark of night is coming faster,
As evening falls, I need you more

They tell me how you came to save us,
By letting darkness have it's day.
In pain and blood, you let them take you
And in your death, you made the way.
Your precious blood was the key to open
That narrow way to Heaven's door,
Your death was how you broke the darkness
To give us light from Heaven's shore.

Don't lock me out, my Lord and Master,
Don't leave me here outside your door.
The dark of night is coming faster,
As evening falls, I need you more

Your blood's the key to unlock my heart,
Your promise leads to Heaven's door.
The dark of night is not my portion.
Your love has showed me how to soar.
I sing your praises, Lord and Master!
I stand inside your open door.
And by your grace I have my portion,
And as evening falls, I love you more.

I sing your praises, Lord and Master!
I stand inside your open door.
And by your grace I have my portion,
And as evening falls, I love you more.


Written to the tune of Wayfaring Stranger.
Midi of tune can be found at:
http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/audio/wayfarin.mid


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Jessica Schmit03/14/06
Wow! I can't beleive how much information you wrote in this poem. it's truly beautiful!
Jan Ackerson 03/15/06
Wonderful! As I was reading it, I was thinking that it needed a melody, and I was delighted when I got to the end to find that it has one! And one that I know! Absolutely beautiful, and it fits well with the hanuting melody in a minor key.
Helen Paynter03/16/06
Oh how I love this. It is beautiful!
Virginia Gorg03/17/06
I like this - it would be a good song. One comment, watch its and it's (By letting darkness have it's day). Use "it is" to verify which is correct.
I like the way you changed the last line at the end (I need you more / I love you more). Very nice.
Caitlynn Lowe03/17/06
A beautiful poem! I loved it!