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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Writer's Challenge (NOT the FaithWriters Challenge) (06/10/10)

TITLE: So I Write
By vincent lyons
06/16/10


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To write of a Saviour most worthy,
To speak of His wonderful deeds
Is never a chore or a burden;
It’s the news that everyone needs.

Once, I dwelt in a wilderness valley
Surrounded by mountains of doubt;
My life—a fathomless folly—
He reached down and lifted me out.

He placed me in valleys most verdant
By the banks of a life-giving stream,
By wind of His Spirit resurgent,
By light of His Word all agleam.

It’s my joy to speak of His goodness,
My pleasure to share as He leads;
For Christ Who dispelled all my darkness,
Through His riches supplies all my needs.

My challenge—to be always faithful
To speak out the truth from my soul,
In love overflowing and grateful,
And Jesus alone to extol.

One day in the vistas most splendid—
May we meet in that wonderful place—
Death, mourning and tears having ended,
When Christ we will see face to face.

So while I have breath I’ll keep writing—
May His Spirit supply to my pen—
Forever in truth be delighting
And challenge the darkness and sin.

I write of a Saviour most worthy,
I speak of His wonderful deeds;
It’s never a chore or a burden:
Joyful news that everyone needs.


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Rachel Burkum06/17/10
Amen! Enjoyed this very much.
Catrina Bradley 06/18/10
I could almost hear organ music accompanying your poem! The meter and rhyme are so precise, and the sentiments make me want to lift my hand in praise. I love the repeated stanza - it introduces, and then drives home, the theme. Very nice!
Joanne Sher 06/21/10
Love the flow of this - and the worshipful tone and message. This made me smile.
Debbie Roome 06/21/10
I love this line - May His Spirit supply to my pen - lovely inspirational poem.
mick dawson06/21/10
Loved it! I like how nuch the poet is in Love with The Lord and makes the point of never tiring of expressing it.
Linda Wright06/23/10
Beautiful! I, too, like the way you repeat the first stanza again at the end. It brings the poem full circle. And I especially like the contrast of stanzas 2 and 3. As you lift the Lord in praise in this poem, I feel uplifted also. Thanks for this.
Nancy Sullivan 06/24/10
Beautiful poetry. It truly is a privilege to write inspired praises to our Lord. Very uplifting! Nancy
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/25/10
Congratulations on placing in the top 15 of your level and the top 30 overall along with an EC.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/25/10
Congratulations on placing in the top 15 of your level and the top 30 overall along with an EC.