I know it was “His Place,”
Because He was there
Through every caring person
The Gospel they share.
I walked in that basement
Below the church building old,
And saw that huge painted flag
On the wall unfolded.
Some kids greeted me
With handshakes of the time.
They didn’t care if I was rich,
Or didn’t have a dime.
Some had long hair like me,
Some short, but I didn’t care.
They showed my love.
How could it be?
They offered some cookies and some pop,
And we talked, and talked, and talked,
They cared about my problems.
They loved me a lot.
That’s why it’s called “His Place.”
It was Jesus talking to me.
When I left that painted basement that day
I was changed in my life
Headed on a different Way.
As I look back
I thank God for “His Place,”
And who I met there,
Kids that loved Jesus
To help with my despair.
That why it’s called “His Place.”
To Him it belonged.
After I left there,
My heart had a new song.
— Charles B. Mayes
His Place © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
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