Faithful and True

Faithful and True
There’s none like You
You alone gave us
Your life to save us
You shed your blood
The crimson flood
God’s beloved Son
Loyal One

Faithful and True
There’s none like You
Who alone feeds us
You cover and defend us
You alone send us
Spring and summer
Autumn and winter
You alone

Faithful and True
You show us Your might
In storm at night
In flashing light
And crashing thunder
You speak – we hear
Your strong voice
Your whisper

Faithful and True
Your people love You
We crave Your face
In darkness Your grace
Sustains us like
Nectar for bees
Like rain for trees

Faithful and True
Your people love You
Jesus – you proved
Your love unmoved
Carries us through
Pestilence famine –
Even death
Obeys you

By Carol Ann Hoel © March 15, 2011


John 1:1 – The Bible – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Revelations 19:11-16 – The Bible – And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

1 Corinthians 15:20-26 – The Bible – But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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25 Responses to Faithful and True

  1. planejaner says:

    We crave your face, in darkness, your grace.”

    loved those lines (which I took out of context a bit, but that’s how they hit me…)
    lovely, as usual…you make it so easy to draw close to God.


  2. pattisj says:

    Wow, this is wonderful, Carol. I love the meter and rhyme, if flows so beautifully. A lot of meat in there, too…good, good words.


  3. 1959duke says:

    This is really good.


  4. Patricia says:

    Faithful and True…amen


  5. suzicate says:

    A beautiful flow. Love this one!


  6. jacsprat says:

    Beautiful poem. I especially like the lines “Your grace sustains us like nectar for bees like rain for trees abundant.”


    • Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Everything good from God is abundant, and everything from God is good. I wish I could find words abundant enough to praise Him far more. Thanks again for your visit. Blessings to you…


  7. Another great reminder, Carol! Even death must bow to the will of God! What shall we fear?


    • You have said the truth, Marianne. Even death must bow. God has His way in all things. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your comment and for the constant praises to God on your blog. Blessings to you…


  8. lbdiamond says:

    Your poems are so inspirational! 😀


  9. trisha says:

    none is half as faithful as God, and half as loving.

    i echo each and every word you said.


  10. Jingle says:

    spring breeze alike words.
    lovely flow.
    Happy Wednesday.


  11. It is hard for me to look around at the beauty of nature and not recognize God’s hand in creation. Daily walks become prayer, too.


    • I agree with you. One cannot walk through the gallery of God’s creation without knowing His might and majesty. Thank you for stopping by and for your praises to God. Blessings to you, Victoria…


  12. tekia says:

    I enjoyed my read very much Carol. One of my favorite lines in this piece is “Faithful and True”. This a great piece, love it! Be blessed 🙂


    • Faithful and True describe the LORD Jesus, and it is His title as he rides the white horse in the prophecy of the book of Revelations. His loyalty, great love, and unfathomable bravery, willingly suffering as one of us such agony on the cross, is breathtaking to think about. Thank you for stopping by and for praising the LORD with your comment. Blessings to you, Te’Kia…


  13. Jamie Dedes says:

    A feast for heart and spirit. Nice work! 🙂 Poem on …


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