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#195213 - 12/14/07 04:18 PM Jesus is my friend
weapher Offline

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 60
Loc: Oregon
when it all seems too hard
and the trials are long
Jesus is my strength

when life throws a curve
and everything's gone wrong
Jesus is my hope

as the day turns to dark
and evil seems near
Jesus is my light

now I sit all alone
and I'm filled up with fear
Jesus is my courage

I have no one to turn to
cause they won't understand
Jesus is my friend

Facing the struggle makes you strong.

#195355 - 12/15/07 03:02 PM Re: Jesus is my friend [Re: weapher]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Your poem reminds me of a great old gal, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a blues and gospel singer and guitar player from Arkansas who traveled around with a choir backing her up and sang in churches all over the South years ago. She was unbelievable. She would stand up there in her Sunday best belting out the most incredible songs of her own making and playing electric guitar back in a time when this just wasn't done. \:D

My favorite of hers is this one (couldn't pick out all the lyrics), and this is the song your poem reminded me of. Like your poem, it's a song about faith and trust in God:

Lightning Flash, Thunder Roll

I'm crossing Jordan River,
Stand by me.
Jesus' breast will be my pillow,
Stand by me.
Now the water is chilly and cold,
But the love of Jesus is in my soul
Lightning flash, thunder roll;
Stand by me.

Through hard times and tribulations,
Stand by me.
In the midst of false accusations,
Stand by me.
When trouble like a blooming ...
And you never lost a battle,
Stand by me.

When the devil tries to take me,
Stand by me.
And my earthly friends forsake me,
Stand by me.
Oh, I'm traveling through the flames,
Trying to do the best that I can,
Though my friends misunderstand,
Stand by me.

I'm traveling to the world of troubles,
Stand by me.
We must close our books and Bibles,
Stand by me.
Now we're coming down to die,
Jesus take me, take me home on high,
To dwell with you above the sky,
Stand by me.

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#195388 - 12/15/07 06:23 PM Re: Jesus is my friend [Re: roadrunner]
weapher Offline

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 60
Loc: Oregon
thanks for that... without my trust and faith I feel like I could go nuts sometimes...

Facing the struggle makes you strong.

#493077 - 12/29/15 07:12 AM Re: Jesus is my friend [Re: weapher]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6387
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada
amen, weapher.



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