Sunday, September 21, 2008

The End Of The Fight

Please let me know what you think about this poem - click on the title to go to a page on Home Of The Real McCoy I made for it today. I wanted to encourage one of my friends at the Mission who has been getting tired of the struggle with the world, the flesh, and the Devil - and I wanted him to look beyond that to the rapture (when we will no longer struggle with our sinful human nature), and then to the changes that will happen in eternity.

The End Of The Fight
(Dedicated to my friend, Tim Groom
- one day the fight will be over!)


This world is getting darker;
The saints are in disarray;
The trials seem almost endless,
And we long for the break of day -
A time of no more struggles,
No more warring with this world,
No more wrestling with the darkness -
Into Hell, Satan will be hurled.

Chorus:
Oh, Jesus is coming again
To judge the children of men;
Then our Saviour will reign -
The King of kings from Jerusalem.
There'll be no more reason to fight;
No more need to lead to higher ground.
That's the end of the night;
The final division of lost and found.
Faith will be turned into sight,
And we can lay our armour down;
All the wrongs will be made right,
When God's people dwell safe and sound.

One day we will see that lightning flash,
Shining from the east to the west;
The trumpet will sound at last,
And weary Christians will be at rest;
We'll be caught up to meet our Lord
At that time - whether night or noon.
Keep looking up to the skies -
Our Redeemer is coming soon!

Chorus

Evil will be no longer;
All tears will be wiped away;
God will dwell among His people
On that bright and glorious day;
Eternity is approaching
Fast on the wings of the wind;
Jesus Christ is returning -
Are you ready to meet with Him?

There'll be no more reason to fight;
No more need to lead to higher ground.
That's the end of the night,
The final division of lost and found;
Faith will be turned into sight,
And we can lay our armour down;
All the wrongs will be made right,
When God's people dwell safe and sound.

September 21st/08
Jerry Bouey

Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Luke 21:27-28 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Revelation 21:1-5 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jerry, Thanks for leaving the link.
    I really like the words; it would make a very powerful song with the right melody! I hear it starting with a sombre tone and building as you come to the chorus! Do have music for it? I didn't check closely, but thought it might need some adjusting in order for the verses to fit the same music.
    When I write song lyrics, once I have one verse, I try to match the others, for syllables and timing...hope that makes sense!

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  2. I just wrote it to a melody in my head, not to any song I know.

    I usually do check out the number of syllables, and make sure the stanzas match - but this time I was focussing more on the theme and making a page for the poem. If you have any suggestions or changes you feel would work better to make it a song - or if you ever want to tackle it and change it on your own, feel free to let me know. I am always open to input from others.

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  3. Hello, I really think the words are meaningful. It will intersting to see what music you put with it. But maybe you did not write it for a song. Usually from the heart is the best way to owrite a poem. It far exceeds anythinbg I have ever written.

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  4. Deb, I changed one of the stanzas upon your advice. How does this look:

    One day we will see that lightning flash,
    Shining from east to west;
    The trumpet will sound at last,
    And weary Christians will be at rest;
    Caught up to meet their Lord
    At that time - whether night or noon.
    Keep looking up to the skies -
    Your Redeemer is coming soon!

    To this:

    One day we will see that lightning flash,
    Shining from the east to the west;
    The trumpet will sound at last,
    And weary Christians will be at rest;
    We'll be caught up to meet our Lord
    At that time - whether night or noon.
    Keep looking up to the skies -
    Our Redeemer is coming soon!

    It flows a little better.

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  5. Aliene, I have only read a couple of your poems so far, but they have been a blessing to me.

    Please don't take this the wrong way - we each have our own gifts and talents. The only poet I try to compare myself to is myself: have I developed the talent more, am I a better writer today than I was last year, could I still be better - then I pray and trust the Lord to give me the words to be a blessing to others. When I compare myself to others, I find myself disappointed so many times - but when I look at what the Lord would have me do, I am content.

    You have been a source of blessing to me - and that is more important: being used of God for His glory and for encouragement and strength to your brethren. God bless.

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  6. Amen!! What a powerful poem and such a blessing!! I would that I had the talent to put this to music and sing it. Unfortunately I don't. I'm sure someone will be able to and God will use it in song as He will use it in poem form.

    It encouraged me tremendously!!

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