Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Sweet Valentine: God’s Love Divine

 

 

Sweet Valentine

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Sweet Valentine, Sweet Love of mine

I give my all and my heart to Thee

So precious are You to me, Lord

Your Love is all I know and see

 

Never have I known a man

To love me more sweetly and true

Than You, my beloved Savior

In all You ever say and do

 

Truly you are the Love of my life

You are the One for Whom I sing

Great is the joy, the peace, the comfort

That every day to me You bring

 

Stay with me, my Beloved

I plead that You never leave my side

Betrothed I am, with all Your Church

To be Your pure and beloved Bride

 

You died for me, my Love

On Calvary You poured out Your all

How can I but answer and follow

When You, my Lord, do call?

 

Bind my heart to Yours, my Jesus

Grant that You and I may never part

For to know You is to know love

So I give You my all and my heart

 

On this Day of Saint Valentine

I celebrate You and the love You give

Wondrous it is to be in love with You

To be one with You is to truly live

 

May each one know you, dear Lord

May each one experience Your love sweet

May each one find You and Your Heart

May I express Your love to each one I meet

 

Life Eternal and Love Unceasing

Both I have found in You, the Son

You are to me everything, yes, all things

You are my meaning, my passion and my One

 

So a song of Valentine I sing to You

My heart beats for You as I sing rhyme

I have found my eternal and my true Love

Yes, He will be with me until the end of time

~*~ 

© 2012 Caroline Gavin

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Longing for Love

Longing for Love Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Christian Life Coaching

Longing for Love

Longing for Love Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Christian Life Coaching

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Glorious this love to know
Joyous this love to feel
Sweet this love You show
Inspiring this love is real
Love streaming from my Savior
Love lavished by my God on High
Love poured out on mount Calvary
Love which draws me to Christ nigh
Love existing before the stars
Love gleaming before the first man
Love long foreknowing salvation 
Love which laid the merciful plan
Love who is God Himself
Love knowing me before my birth
Love wondrously stitching me
Love setting foundations of the earth
Oh, sweet Love, please fill me
Lord, may Your Spirit in me overflow
Father, let Your love shine in me
Let my life Your love always show
Your love warms and embraces me
Your love lets me soar to new heights
Filling me with passion and peace
Brightening my days and my nights
Powerful is Your precious love
Opening my eyes and bending my knees
Lord, I long for You and Your love
I desire that You I will always please
For Your love has changed my life
Your love has transformed my mind  
Your love has renewed my spirit
My heart to Yours, Lord, forever bind
Sing joyously of Your love I will
I will dance and sing your praise
Let Your love consume me, Lord
For to You my heart I raise
Come with me, dear Christian
Come, let us sing with joy great
Glory to God in the Highest
In Him we rejoice and celebrate
Glorious is God’s love to know
Joyous is the love of Jesus to feel
Sweet the love You, dear Lord, show
Inspiring to know Your love is real
Oh, sweet Love, please fill me
Lord, may Your Spirit in me overflow
Father, let Your love shine in me
Let my life Your love always show
~*~

© 2012 Caroline Gavin

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Divine Design

 
 

Divine Design 

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Blossoming flower sweet
Budding leaves of green
Design of the Divine
Unseen in the seen
 
For in the sweet flower
In the leaves of Spring
We see the Creator’s design
Life to all He does bring
 
In the snowflake dancing
In the joyful raindrop parade
We see artwork of our God
O, marvel the designs He laid!
 
For the trees tower gracefully
And toward the skies they reach
With long outstretched arms
Heartfelt worship they do teach
 
Fragrant flowers blooming
Colorful after seasons of rain
Promise sweet joy we reap
After the seasons of pain
 
Rushing, splashing waters
Cool and clean with vibrancy
Speak of marvelous movement
For to life it is pure necessity
 
Soaring birds singing
Orchestra joyful in the air
Remind us that to God
We must cast our every care
 
Dazzling sunshine bright
Bringing daytime after night
Revealing but a glimmer
Of the Son’s glory in our sight
 
For light of the sun brings life
All the more so does the Son
Life true and eternal exists only
In Christ, the Almighty One
 
Love of a parent and child
Strong and sweet embrace
Whisper of God’s own love
His incredible mercy and grace
 
I praise You, beloved Lord
Thank You for the design You show
Your creation speaks of Your wisdom
That You all may come to know
 
Joyful am I to see You
In all things, great and small
For You are the Creator
You bring life to one and all
 
Rejoice then, dear Christian
Sing with me our Father’s praise
Let us proclaim His glory to all
For with Him we shall be always
 
With the trees, with the flowers
With the streams, with the fountains
Let us worship God with all Nature
Whether in valleys or upon mountains
 
Yes, let’s celebrate the flowers sweet
And marvel budding leaves of green
Discover the Design of the Divine
Marvel at the Unseen in the seen
 ~*~
© 2012 Caroline Gavin
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The Lord’s Love

The Lord's Love Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Christian Life Coaching

The Lord’s Love 

The Lord's Love Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Christian Life Coaching

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Red Roses on White Background by Grant Cochrane

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Love pours from my heart
 Love streams from me to You
In response to the love You give
What else, Lord, can I but do?
For You, my God, are love
Beautiful, eternal and vast
Sweet to those who know You
The I AM, the First and Last
Joyfully my heart sings for You
Gratefully my lips sing of love
Thankfully I lift my arms in prayer
Rejoicing in my Father Above
Your love is deeper than oceans
Your love spans higher than the sky
You love extends beyond the universe
This love I receive – but who am I?
Who am I, Lord, that You love me?
Who am I to receive such wondrous favor?
Your creation, Your handmaiden, I am
And Your sweet love I will always savor
Who am I that Christ should die for me?
Who am I that He should suffer so?
Undeserving yet beloved I am
Yes, this love His Cross does show
Kneeling at the foot of the Cross then
With my dear Lord at Calvary
The breadth, depth and height of Your love
In Your pierced feet and hands I see
Blood and water gushing forth
Cleanings the sins of all who believe
No greater gift of love can we ask
No sweeter love can we receive
And love pours from my heart
Love streams from me to You
In response to the love You give
What else, Lord, can I but do?
You died for me, my precious Lord
Yes, this is how much You love me so
For eternity I will love You, my God
May my life of Your love always show
 ~*~
© 2012 Caroline Gavin
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Power of Prayer

Power of Prayer  

 
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Our Lord made quiet time for prayer
How much more then should we?
He withdrew in the morning while dark
So that with His Father He could be
 
The Word made flesh, the Son Himself
He relied upon His hours of prayer
For in prayer we commune with God
We speak to Him, and Him we do hear
 
Oh, so precious is this gift divine
So lovely it is for you and I to know
We can speak freely to our dear Father
In all things to Him we must go
 
Rejoice, my heart, in this gift
Be ready always my lips to pray
Eager to commune with my Father
Incessantly each night and day
 
My spirit touches His Spirit
In prayer I feel this, yes, deeply so
God wraps me in His eternal arms
And Heavenly things I see and know
 
How could we ever be lazy in prayer?
How could our hearts not long for this?
How could we not want to see our Daddy?
How could we not want to feel this bliss?
 
Let us grow deeper in prayer each day
Let us make time for it all the more
Let us approach the Heavenly throne
Let us rest with our Father secure
 
In the quiet, dark hours of the morn
May we like our sweet Savior be
May our Father find us deep in prayer
With lifted arms or bended knee
 
As sweet incense may our prayers rise
As the fragrance of flowers sweet
May our prayers ascend to our Father
Pleasing to Him when they do greet
 
Join me, dear Christian, in sweet prayer
Raise your heart to our Father with me
Grateful I am to pray with you, dear one
Let us commune with our Father joyfully
 
Yes, so precious is this gift divine
So lovely it is for you and I to know
We can speak freely to our dear Father
In all things to Him we must go
 
And rejoice we will in this gift
Be ready always our lips to pray
Eager to commune with our dear Father
Without ceasing each night and day
 ~*~

© 2012 Caroline Gavin

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Citizen of Heaven

 

Citizen of Heaven 

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My citizenship is in Heaven
 Gladly this truth I know
So as each day now passes
Farther from this world I grow
 
For of this world I am not
I am but a sojourner here
It is God’s Kingdom I seek
My Heavenly home I see clear
 
Beautiful, bright, eternal
Sweet, lovely and divine
Home of the Lord and the angels
Yes, this very Home is mine
 
Glorious is this truth, dear Christian
Please let your heart never forget
Your name is in the Book of Life
Indeed forever there it is set
 
Deserving of this eternal reward
Never could I be on my own
For it is the blood of my Savior
His sacrifice for me did atone
 
Yes, the blood of the Lamb it is
Which cleanses and sets me free
It is the Cross of my sweet Lord
Which brings me bliss eternally
 
Heaven already is in my heart
Rest and rejoice in Eden I do
Drinking from the Living Water
And eating God’s every word true
 
For eternal life starts not some day
Upon being born again it did start
Yes, eternal life I live right now
And joy overflows from my heart
 
So sing with me, sweet sister
Rejoice with me, beloved brother
Let us joyfully thank and praise God
And let us gladly uplift one another
 
Eternal treasures do await us
For each a crown to perfectly fit
The glory of God we shall see
Forever on the Throne He does sit
 
Worry not, dear one, of this world
Let not the trials weigh you down
Remember your citizenship Above
Think upon the treasures and crown
 
For our citizenship is in Heaven
Yes, gladly this truth we know
As each day now passes here
Farther from this world we grow
 
Yes, of this world we are not
We are but sojourners here
It is God’s Kingdom we seek
Our Heavenly home we see clear
 
 ~*~

© 2012 Caroline Gavin

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Joy of Jesus

Joy of Jesus

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Joyfully I arise each day
Knowing You are there to greet
Lord, You have brought joy ineffable
Since You and I did meet
 
Joy which uplifts me in the dawn
Joy which embraces me in my sleep
Joy which gleams from my eyes
Joy which shines in the dark deep
 
Joy which makes my heart sing
Joy which warms my body and soul
Joy which fills me to overflowing
Joy which make me beautifully whole
 
Joy which flows as living water
Joy which wells within me
Joy which brings prayer and praise
Joy which grows throughout eternity
 
Oh, sweet joy You bring, my Savior
Joy known by only those knowing You
Joy experienced by Your children
Who discover all You said is true
 
Faithful You are to Your promises
 Prophecies are fulfilled time after time
Those who trust in Your Word, Lord
Find then a joy sweet and sublime
 
We will go out in joy and be led in peace
The mountains and hills will burst into song
Everlasting joy will crown our heads
For with our Father we always belong
 
This joy of Jesus I sing each day
This brilliant joy which does abound
Ever since the day I called You my Lord
Ever since the moment Your love I found
 
Join me, Christian, in songs of praise
Join me in thanking our Father Above
Join me in singing of the everlasting joy
He gives to the children He does love
 
Joyfully then we journey each day
Knowing our Savior walks by our side
Our Lord has brought us joy ineffable
And so in Him we will always abide
~*~
© 2012 Caroline Gavin

 

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