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You Taught Me How

You Taught Me How

Oh, Lord, my God, I come with adoration 
To sing thy praise and ever share thy love
For in Thy hands, my soul saw sweet remission.
I bow to thee before the hosts above.

I once was weak, and needed admonition
You came with love, forgiving all my sin.
Then, I found strength to follow thee…to harken.
Safe in thy truths, my new life did begin.

Now, I am free to hold my head uprightly.
For with my heart, I seek thy teachings dear.
I’m not alone; my path is lit up brightly.
With every step, I feel thy spirit near.

I promise, Lord, to always strive to please thee.
Steadfastly seeking thy eternal light.
I’ll grasp your hand when Satan comes to tease me.
And choose the right with every ounce of might.

Oh, Lord, my God I am so glad you love me.
You saw some faith and gently nudged me in. 
Thy power is great enough to make my soul see.
And call me home despite where I have been.

You led with love showing thy endless greatness.
And brought me home to find eternal peace 
I thank thee God for humility and meekness
You taught me how to win against sin’s fleece.

….You taught me how to win against sin’s fleece.

Ó	July 26, 2013
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:08:00 AM
    Dane, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 1/18/2014 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I vanish into creating gardens, visiting children, birthdays, birthing of another grandson, and life! Thank you for this much appreciated comment. I hope your New Year explodes with joy, love, and adventure throughout its length. Happy to see you here remembering me. Big Smiles, Dane
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 2:39:00 PM
    I call this a prayer of glad this is a supplication to God the creator of the whole universe,the Maker of the heavens and the earth,the Most faithful Being,the First and the Last,the I Am dat I AM etc. Big kudos to u! Love and hugs, Based on Belief!

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 1/18/2014 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad that you, too, appreciate our great God the creator. I love to feel his presence in my life. Thank you for your much appreciated comment.
  1. Date: 11/16/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Speaks of your faith..Sara

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 1/18/2014 8:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to be back to the soup...I disappeared for a long! Mostly good things have been going on. More plants blooming, another grandson, family birthday trouble, too. But that was in 2013. I bought a better car this week. It's a 2010. So, I hope it lasts for the length of the loan. I hope love and health in your family have reached an acceptable level and that God continues to bless your family with love and friendships. Happy 2014!
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:28:00 PM
    I see you have a didatic contest going on I do It????