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Carnal man likes to be seen,

Likes you to know his fair worth,

Wants to stand out in his crowd,

Longs for acclaim on this earth.

 

Holy hearts want the Lord seen,

Lift up His name for acclaim,

Readily give up “lime light,”

Backing away from cheap fame.

– eab, 8/12/05 (1st two stanzas of longer poem)

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Carnal man likes to be seen,

Likes you to know his fair worth,

Wants to stand out in his crowd,

Longs for acclaim on this earth.

 

Holy hearts want the Lord seen,

Lift up His name for acclaim,

Readily give up “lime light,”

Backing away from cheap fame.

 

Carnal man takes pride in self,

Always demands his own way,

“Thought of it first,” knows “what’s best.”

Argues black night is broad day.

 

Holiness yields to the Lord,

Gives up its claim to be right,

Wants still God’s perfect, pure will,

Walks happily in God’s light.

 

The carnal centers “on me,”

I am the important one,

Sees no way other than his,

Answers to no one – that’s none!

 

Holy hearts center on Christ,

Focus on the Son of God,

Easily know His way goes

Perfect on Sea or on Sod.

 

* * So * *

Which way will it be for you, For me?

Our way or God’s sovereign will?

We can know the thrill,

In both valley and hill,

Of being wholly given to God.

                – eab, 8/12/2005

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Carnal man likes to be seen,

Likes you to know his fair worth,

Wants to stand out in his crowd,

Longs for acclaim on this earth.

 

Holy hearts want the Lord seen.

Lift up His name for acclaim,

Readily give up “lime light,”

Backing away from cheap fame.

 

Carnal man takes pride in himself.

Always demands his own way.

“Thought of it first,” knows “what’s best,”

Argues that night is day.

 

Holiness yields to the Lord,

Gives up its claim to be right.

Wants still God’s perfect, pure will,

Happily walks in God’s light.

 

Carnality centers “on me.”

I am the important one.

Sees no way other than his,

Answers to no one – that’s none!

 

Holy hearts center on Christ,

Focus on the Son of God,

Easily know His way goes,

Perfect on Sea or on Sod.

                – eab, 8/12/2005

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