Friday, May 5, 2023

God’s Embrace and Mine

By Gerald Cowan


            I wish the world could be a friendly sort of place

            Where smiles instead of frowns would sit upon each face,

            And every heart would feel the warmth of God’s embrace.


            I wish that all could share the faith of God’s dear Son,

            Redeemed and joined together perfectly in one

            Great body by His cross, to share in what He’s done.


            His bloody cross has made us able to be free

            From failure, guilt, and shame for what we’d come to be.

            We now can walk with him, and heav’n we yet may see. 


            But wishing that the world could share the Savior’s grace

            Will not enable one to see the Father’s face,

            Nor will it help one soul to find his proper place.


            No one saves another’s soul. Each one must save his own.

            By walking true within the path the Lord has shown

            We show the way to others. No one walks alone.


            The Lord is always with us. With his perfect love

            He binds us all. Each will continue drinking of

            God’s Holy Spirit ‘til we’re safe in heav’n above.


            I want to make the world a friendly sort of place,

            And so I’ll try to keep a smile upon my face,

            And hope that others feel God’s love in my embrace.

- Gerald Cowan, a longtime preacher and missionary, is retired from full-time pulpit preaching. Gerald publishes an e-mail newsletter entitled GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICAL WRITINGS. He is available for Gospel Meetings and he may be contacted at

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