Salvation Stanzas, Reasons and Rhymes

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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

Going Against

It often takes a bigger man
To say no rather than yes,
To go against the grain of the world
To seek God and His righteousness,
For the better part of wisdom
Is being humble, kind and meek,
Knowing when to hold your peace
And when to stand up and speak.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

To And Through

By the precious blood of the spotless Lamb
We’ve been place on a glorious path,
One that’s good, true and righteous
We’ve been saved from Almighty God’s wrath,
For Christ dealt with our great problem
On the cross He took our guilt and sin,
And offers abundant grace and peace
To all who come to and through Him.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

And So Much More

Captain, King, Commander,
Prophet and Holy High Priest,
Ruler of both rich and poor,
From the greatest to the least,
Alpha, Omega, First and Last
The Word and the Great I AM,
Prince of Peace and Mighty God,
Judah’s Lion and God’s sinless Lamb.

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

Where To Begin

Sometimes when my God meets with me
In the garden of my heart,
I see the walls all broken down
And don’t even know where to start.

Sometimes He mercifully shows me
The thistles and weeds of my sin,
And it grieves me deeply to see and know
The shape my heart truly is in.

But the Lord is the Master Re-builder
Of broken and battered lives,
And by His kind, patient pruning,
The fruit of the Spirit thrives.

So if you think you’re beyond all hope
And you’re ready to just give in,
Offer your heart into Jesus’ hands
And let the Master begin…

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

A Prince Among Men (Tribute To tim)

A meek, humble man, uncommon
Gracious in word, deed and pen,
Eyes lovingly looking to Jesus
He was truly a prince among men.

His joy was contagious and winsome
He laughed with the joy of a child,
For he knew that his Father was with him
That through Christ he had been reconciled.

He befriended the helpless and hopeless
Spoke in love what is true and what’s right,
He stood by the side of family and friends,
And brought light on a dark day or night.

He touched the lives of many
Was so generous with all he possessed,
He reached out to those less fortunate
Truly lived out the life he professed.

He preferred to be called a servant
Sought to serve and not to be served,
He knew that grace was the gift of God
That no one can earn or deserved.

He is now singing praise to the Savior
Gladly casting his crown at Christ’s feet,
He’s now with the Lord he loves and adores
And his joy is now full and complete.

Oh dear timothy, how I miss you!
You’re a once in a lifetime friend,
I thank God for our time spent together,
That in Christ this life isn’t the end!

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

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