Truth (III John)

My source of greatest joy is found,
To hear my children still abound,
With in the truth – the Lord’s compound,
Rejoicing in the truth.

With wisdom is the truth proclaimed,
The tongue to speak or to restrain,
Speak truth for Christ and not to blame,
With wisdom speak the truth.

And if your thoughts are not precise,
Then seek out Godly saint’s advice,
To see what steps should be devised,
With reference for the truth.

Be careful then in what you state,
Your own pet theory to debate,
With caution when you speculate,
Distinguishing the truth.

Be bold with those who turn away,
Don’t bend to what the bullies say,
Let truth not fall deceptions prey,
Exposing what’s not truth.

And never, brother, hold your peace,
In speaking truth thus never cease,
That always we in truth increase,
We always speaking truth.

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“En Garde!” (I John 5:17-21)

Let the truth be your saber and grace be your guide,
For there never was sin who in God do abide,
And in confidence labor with God to defend,
First to pardon and now then to keep us from sin.

Come stand at your guard and hold out your sword,
Defending the honor of Jesus your Lord,
Thus kept by your God who will guide and will prod,
Being sure then that you have been born out of God.

Keep a watch out for sin that in snares will impair,
And for idols and all that to God you compare,
You must gird up your armor and stand and resist,
For the Lord blesses all who in faith will persist.

Oh! the Devil can’t strike with the Lord to defend,
And the Son is arriving – no start and no end,
And He gives us His spirit, all Three then will fight,
They will frustrate the foe-man to win us His bride!

Before the Awesome Throne of God (I John 5:14-16)

Before the awesome throne of God,
In confidence we bring our prayer,
For in His will He listens well,
Our intercession finished there.
O saint! He always hears,
Your words have reached His ears.

Before the awesome throne of God,
We will for what our Father wills,
We wait and wish for Him to give,
As He has waited to fulfill.
Your Father loves to act,
Then never fear to ask.

Before the awesome throne of God,
We emulate our Savior’s grace,
To intercede as He has done,
And for our wayward brother pray:
Redemption then our plea,
For which we bend our knee.

Before the awesome throne of God,
When judgment comes upon all sin,
We can not pity those condemned,
But lovingly must side with Him.
The hardened rebel warned,
And given to the Lord.

Before the awesome throne of God,
My brothers, never cease to pray!
For know your prayer bears the strength,
To both withhold or bring the rain.
Oh, pray therefore for life!
Redemption born through Christ.