Discovering the Mountain

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Discovering the Mountain

You’re in the valley
And yes, you know it.
You’re living a life
That really shows it.

You sense a darkness
All around, below.
You feel it cutting
Into your soul.

Then someone guides you,
“Stop, Look Above.”
You discover the mountain
Of His great love.

You are so happy
Now that you see
The blessed mountain
Of Calvary.

You sing a new song
Of victory.
You’ll climb that mountain
That sets you free.

Now you’ll tell – one,
Two, three, or more
About that mountain,
To help them soar.

You’re on the mountain
And yes, you know it.
You’re living a life
That really shows it.

— Charles B. Mayes

Discovering the Mountain © 2019 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

[Graphic:  Chance Agrella – freerangestock.com]

I live in a valley, but many times I am not really aware of it because I don’t think about looking up to see the mountains around me. When we are in the valley of life, we need to look at the Christ of Calvary – our only help.  Then we need to tell others about the mountain so that they may be set free also.

I wanted to thank those who follow my website, and also those who drop by from time to time.  May God richly bless all of you!

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.”

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Praise The Lord and Reprise!

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Praise the Lord and Reprise!

Verse 1:

Praise the Lord.
He is very gracious.
Praise the Lord.
He’s our glorious King.

Praise the Lord.
Lift our hearts and voices.
Praise Him
Till the rafters ring.

Hands now raised
Point the entryway of Heaven.
Show our love
As we come worshiping.

Chorus:

Sing it!
Shout it!
Feel it in our hearts.
Our joy upswings.

Move it!
Dance it!
Bow before
The throne of our wondrous King.

Verse 2:

Thank the Lord.
He is very generous.
Thank the Lord.
Our gratefulness springs.

Help each other
When we are discouraged.
Rejoice together
To each other we cling.

Tell the Word
To the nations, victorious.
Who He is
Removes death’s dark sting.

Chorus:

Sing it!
Shout it!
Feel it in our hearts.
Our joy upswings.

Move it!
Dance it!
Bow before
The throne of our wondrous King.

Reprise:

Sing it!
Shout it!
Move it!
Dance it!

Praise the Lord.
He is very gracious.
Praise the Lord.
He’s our wondrous King!

— Charles B. Mayes

Praise the Lord and Reprise! © 2017 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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Can we praise the Lord too many times?  He has done so much for us.  We want to proclaim His worth each day!

I appreciate all those who continually follow my website, and those who drop by from time to time.  May God richly bless each of you!

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.”

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . ” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

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Thank you !

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Work At It With All Your Heart

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Work At It With All Your Heart

In 1967 a man of God came
To Ozark Bible – now Ozark Christian College,
With his wisdom, humor, and knowledge.
The school would never be the same.

Working with all his heart:
Teaching piano, band, and advising the radio station,
Directing the Brass Choir to Impact Brass and Singers,
Traveling all across the nation.

The groups, talented gospel musicians,
Hours on the road touring by plane and bus,
Presenting full multi-screen programs.
Lives transformed – in Jesus, teens trust.

One letter from a young person:
“Thank you for coming to our town.
Because of your programs last weekend,
A lot of kids have changed their lives around.”

Later this man – duties in Recruitment, PR, and Alumni.
These days Director of Conventions and Publications.
Doing his work unto God
So students can communicate salvation.

Retirement – What will the Lord have in mind?
Completing 46 years at the College – Wow!
But still employed by God.
Another road to travel now.

“Who is he?” you ask.
He’s Meredith Williams.
His choice to serve the Lord.
And always up to the task.

(Colossians 3: 23 – 24)

                    — Charles B. Mayes

Work At It With All Your Heart  © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

This blog is dedicated to a man who has had a great influence on my life.  His story unfolds in the Spring 2013 issue of the Ozark Christian College Compass
[  http://occ.edu/events/default.aspx?id=59 ]  pages 13 -16 – “The Little, Unknown Band Director from the State of Kansas.”  Please take time to read it.

I had the privilege of being in the Impact Brass and Singers during 1970-’71 including the first Summer Tour in 1971.  This 65 day bus tour across the United States was an experience not only that I will never forget, but one which changed my life.

The  poem above hangs on Col. 3 from where we took most of our programs during that Summer 1971 Tour.

I wouldn’t take anything now in trade for that adventure.  The road was long; the churches many times looked the same (and some were because they had the same construction company); but the ministry was exciting  and the fellowship was sweet!  Thank you, Meredith!  Have a great retirement!

Some of my other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor at San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog. Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you!

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It’s Been Years

It’s Been Years

It’s been years
Since I’ve seen you.

And now, through my tears,
I think of the past.
How I was wandering in sin,
Lost, wrong on the path.

 

 

‘Till I met you
And you told me about Him
How He died for me on Calvary
For all of my sin.

 

 

 

And you pulled me up
From the Water I came.
That released all my guilt
And my shame.

 

 

 

I may see you here again or not,
But what joy we shall share
‘Cause I’ll see you in Heaven.
We’ll spend eternity there.

 

 

It’s been years
Since I’ve seen you.

— Charles B. Mayes
Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.
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Thank you so much for following, and stopping by this blog.  We have more following it now.  I really appreciate it!

Other poems are available by the same author in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.

I was a happy to present my poem, “The Nazarene Way”, at a San Jose church recently.

Would you like me to do a Book Reading at your group in the San Jose, California area?  If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

Also, if you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description,  price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you!

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