Somebody Moved Lord
© June 16, 2000 John L. Stevens

We started together Lord when I met you that day
We were walking along, but I was going my way
I wandered off onto the bright broad way
To the things of pleasure, the moment, the day.
As time went on, as I traveled my road
I failed to notice, the darkness, the load.
Your voice became faint as I lived my life.
It was hard to hear you over turmoil and strife.
My heart became heavy with sadness and pain
The joy was gone there was nothing to gain.
You were not as near as you used to be.
Somebody moved Lord, it was not me.

When I turned around you were way back there.
You were walking the path to the cross you did bare.
You beckoned to me and called out my name
I felt Your love and I felt such shame.
Then I realized my loss and how I got there
I failed to listen, to pray, to share.
I realized Oh Lord as I ran to your side
I had drifted away in my own self pride.
I’d followed life’s pleasures down the bright broad way
To a life of destruction, of sin I would pay.
As I neared Your side, with tears down my face
I felt Your presence, Your love, Your grace.

You gently said to me,

Take my hand child and follow my lead
Give me your burdens in thought and deed.
Do you see the foot prints I have made for you?
They point to the cross and what you must do.
Do you feel the nail prints where I bled on the Tree?
My hands, my feet were pierced for thee.
The price has been paid and left at the Cross
My blood was shed so you would not be lost.
With a Cross and a Crown I climbed this hill
To give my life to do His will.
Follow me Dear one on this path that you see.
It is the path that brings life as you travel with me.

The journey was hard as I was doing His will.
For He sent me here on a mission to fill
The road we’ll travel can be narrow at times
But it’s worth the journey, the hills to climb.
Follow me Dear one, give me you life
I will give you Peace during times of strife.
We are on our way where there is no time.
To touch the face of God so sublime.
We are on our way to the bright golden shore
Where no pain, no tears will be ever more.
We started together Lord, again, today
We are walking along, and I’m going Your way.


2 Comments to “Somebody Moved Lord”

  1. admin says:

    From Hello Poetry
    Neva Flores Jun 30, 2010
    Absolutely beautiful!

    John Stevens Jun 30, 2010
    Thank you Neva. I am trying to set you as a fan but so far have not found the switch. Hint?

    John Stevens Jun 30, 2010
    I tried to add it to the group you suggested but it can not be found.
    Neva Flores Jun 30, 2010
    click my name and then click favorite for the fan. You should get an email giving you a link to approve placing this in the collection

    John Stevens Jul 1, 2010
    Well. Thant was simple enough. Thanks.
    Bathsheba Jul 1, 2010
    John this is a majestic piece of writing that is breathtaking in it’s clarity – I have no faith whatsoever but I do appreciate prolific writes such as this – Completely and utterly awesome and i thank you for sharing -:)

    John Stevens Jul 2, 2010
    I did not know how my stuff would be taken on this forum. Your comment made it all worthwhile. This is my life as clear as I can make it. I could not live without faith in God. Thank you for your openness to this piece. It blew me away and has been on my mind all day.
    Mari Jul 16, 2010
    John, your love for God shows through in this most inspired and inspiring poem/prayer. The flow is wonderful, the diction superb, the imagery resplendent and the deliver is powerful! John, a privilege to read! Thank you for sharing! God bless you always……….

    John Stevens Jul 16, 2010
    Thank you for a beautiful affirmation.
    It was and now is… the only way I can live.

  2. Kara V. says:

    Mmmm…I like this one too.

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