Salvation Stanzas, Reasons and Rhymes

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at the foot of the cross

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If we truly search the depths of our hearts,
We would realize we’re orphans one and all,

Separated from a kind, loving Father,

By the brutal nightmare called the Fall.


But God made a way back to His heart and His side,

Opened wide heaven’s welcoming door,

And the curse we call the Fall of man,

Through His Son is reversed evermore. 


Mark Tinjum. –  2017

Through Different Eyes

Icy stares.
Piercing, judging, condemning.
Showing no mercy.

Loving eyes.
Considerate, compassionate, affectionate.
Seeing the need.

Hostile thoughts.
Unpleasant, unkind, ungracious.
Refusing to see.

Crying eyes.
Sin, shame, guilt.
Looking for hope.

Tender words.
Repentance, acceptance, deliverance.
Healing the soul.

Overflowing joy.
Master, Savior, Friend.
Abundant life found.

Mark Tinjum   –   2008

What Did I Do?

What did I do to deserve a God,
As patient and loving as You?
Nothing is the word that comes to mind,
It’s because You are faithful and true.
What did You ever see in my life,
Except for the wreckage and mess?
Lord I’m so glad to have a God like You,
Who is moved by my pain and distress.

What did I ever do dear Lord,
To deserve such wondrous grace?
Such lavish love and mercy,
That You willingly died in my place?
Why did You grant such great favor,
To one so unworthy as I?
Praise, glory and honor to Jesus,
Is my joyful and humble reply.

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

Brand New

God’s peace can conquer
The storms within,
His love can bridge
The gulf of sin,
His joy can lighten
The heaviest heart,
His grace can give us
A brand new start.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

By a Child Reconciled

A meek and mild child in a manger,
Reconciled to God the enemy and stranger,
By humble beginning and in lowly birth,
God’s priceless gift came down to bless earth.

As angels announced the glorious news,
And prophesies tied together the clues,
The One to come would be Savior God King,
A foretaste of heaven- peace on earth He would bring!

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

An Audience of One

So often I seek the approval of men,
Instead of an audience of One,
The Christ who heals broken hearts and lives,
And everything under the sun.

So often I seek the acceptance of man,
To fill the deep need of my soul,
But relying on what men say about me,
In the end take a heavy toll.

But Christ calls to tired and weary ones,
“Come to Me I will give your soul rest,”
“My child it is I who fashioned your heart,”
“And I know you and love you the best.”

“For I am gentle and lowly in heart,
On Me you can cast all your care,”
“I will be your Wonderful Counselor,
Who will love you and always be there.”

Mark Tinjum   –   2015


God is faster
Than lightning,
Than the sum
Of all light years,
But what He runs
Even faster to,
Is to comfort a saint’s
Anguished tears.

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

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