Salvation Stanzas, Reasons and Rhymes

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The Soul’s Sole Defender

He paid the price we could not pay,
One we could never render,
By dying once He died for all,
Humanities sole defender.

The Lamb of God was put to death,
Victorious in His surrender,
Was even with His dying breath,
Humanities sole defender.

He’s the Great Physician, heavens balm,
The soul’s perfect healer and mender,
He took our sin upon Himself,
As humanities soul defender.

MT 2018

NKJV  Psalm 103:1-2  Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:

To Express / No Stains-No Chains

To Express

To tell of all that my God has done,
The glory of His dearly beloved Son,
No human words can fully express,
Christ’s gift of love and righteousness.

Mark Tinjum  –  2017

No Stains- No Chains

Only the blood
Of Jesus Christ
Can cleanse our deep
Crimson stains,
And only His rising
From the grave
Can free us from
Shackles and chains.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

Never Forsaken

If you ever think
You have reached the end,
No one standing by you
To aid or defend,
When all forsake you
No comfort they send,
There is One who stands closer
Than a brother or friend.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015


The ABCs of Grace

I so often think
If I do ABC
Then God is obliged
To do XYZ
By His loving rebuke
I can now clearly see
Such thoughts are wrong
Borderline blasphemy
For Christ did it all
When He walked Calvary’s road
And gave grace as a gift
That is freely bestowed

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

Alone to Atone

Our Great God and Savior
Walked Mount Calvary alone
Knowing only His blood
Could fully atone
For mankind’s high treason
And the sins of all men
And to make a straight path
To the Father again.

Mark Tinjum   –   2016


Two Gates

The Good Shepherd lovingly calls us,
Enter the narrow gate,
The broad path leads to destruction,
Turn away- don’t suffer that fate,
My way can often be difficult,
But I lead with a purpose and plan,
I desire to prosper not hurt you,
Just trust Me and reach out your hand,
In My presence there is fullness of joy,
There are pleasures forevermore,
Behold I stand at the gate of your heart,
My child will you open the door?

Mark Tinjum   –   2015


The One who owns the whole universe,
Was born in a borrowed stall,
To set us free from the enemy,
And the curse of mankind’s fall.

At the Lord’s earthly dedication,
To His heavenly Abba above,
All His family had to offer God,
Was a lowly turtle dove.

When His family was called to flee,
From the wrath of a murderous king,
God provided for His beloved Son,
By the treasures three wise men would bring.

God’s precious and priceless gift to men,
Life’s Author, the universe Builder,
Was sold as a common criminal,
For a paltry few pieces of silver.

At His death a rich man’s kindness,
Provided place for His body to rest,
But of all the kings who have walked this earth,
He was richer and exceedingly blessed.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

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