My Joy

Joy sings from towering elevations,
High atop shoulders of God’s humility,
Echoes reaffirm its exultation,
Rebounding in fading harmony,
Valleys spill from Your revelation,
Rising into flowing rivers of liquid melodies,
Teeming with uncontainable joy is my gift for Thee!

Gratitude floods like milk and honey,
Drowning in a debt I could never repay,
Ample oxygen of thy mercy,
To steal another breath to float songs of praise,
To be still and know You – rescues me,
Glorious are You, my song, Everlasting God-In-Three,
Bless You Lord, for drenching me – in faith, hope, and charity!

His,
Chris

House Of God

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Sing to The House of God

Everlasting are You Lord Almighty,
Uncreated and undefined,
Lowly are we Your still waters,
Jesus, Our Savior, turn us into wine.

Father of Forgiveness, Mercy, and Peace,
Giver of faith and Son you sent,
Shining Your Star upon the birth of Truth,
Alighting on lost souls in New Advent.

Good Shepherd, Deliverer, Firstborn Son,
Light of all! Son of the Most High!
Radiate Your radical love through us,
Present us clean before the Father’s Eyes.

Holy Spirit, Breath of The Almighty,
Spirit of the fear of the Lord,
Everlasting Kiss and comfort to our souls,
Unite Our Christ to the Father’s restore.

O Faith! O Hope! O Sweet Charity!
Become our clarion call,
Lift all eyes to your glorious kingdom,
Jesus, you’re our everything! Our all in all!

By Chris Clody
1/16/19

Song for a brave little man

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Jackie boy Blue
In the loving and living legacy of
Jackson Fineske

Lil’ Jackie boy Blue
Where did you go,
You’re so far away
But I still feel ya too
Lil’ Jackie boy Blue

Blue jays visits my window,
Each morn’in at nine,
He pecks the seeds,
As He looks in my eyes,
I smile and wonder,
When I last sat by your side,
Praying for miracles,
Yet whisp’ring goodbye,
Whisp’ring goodbye.

We heard you talking to Mary,
Our Mother of God,
She was holding you then,
As she’s holding you now,
Your Mama’s holdin you now.

Lil’ Jackie boy Blue,
Where did you go,
You’re so far away,
But I still feel ya too,
Lil’ Jackie boy Blue.

New drugs, procedures, cards, and toys,
Offering your life,
And hope for the next girl or boy,
Known as “Boss”- one tough little man!
Nurses named Mary,
God was watchin and He had plan,
God always has a plan…

Lil’ Jackie boy Blue,
Where did you go,
You’re so far away,
But I still feel ya too,
Lil’ Jackie boy Blue.

All through your pain,
You’d quietly smile,
You said, “Trust in Jesus
And never once complained,
You never once complained.

Lil’ Jackie boy Blue,
Where did you go,
You’re so far away,
But I still feel ya too-
Lil’ Jackie boy Blue.

By Chris Clody
3/16/17

I Stand At the Door…Let Me In

aammf5lLet them in,
And love them anyway.
Walk their mile of oppression,
To love them endlessly,
Become family,
A new community.
Let them in.

Let them in,
Free love freely given,
Love is a flame meant to shine,
Flickering bravely,
Courageously,
And fearlessly.
Let them in.

Let them in,
For more is expected,
To feed and clothe the naked,
Unconditionally,
Cheerfully,
With empathy.
Let them in.

Meet them at the border and find ME,
Resist, demand, and persevere to expose ME,
Fight for My Life and I will yours,
I am here waiting….
Let Me in.

by Chris Clody,
1/29/2017

My Song For Today

Savior Of The World

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Savior of the world,
You gave your life for me,
Savior of the world,
Let me be Your hands and feet,
And walk within your Kingdom,
Where love of God and neighbor meet.

Savior of the world,
You heard my lonesome bleat,
Savior of the world,
I’m lost, thirsty, incomplete,
Shepherd me to green pastures
Comfort me in your Mercy seat.

Savior of the world,
Your mercy I adore,
Savior of the world,
Take my life and give me yours,
Let mercy shine from my heart,
Loving the least and ignored.

Sweet Savior I adore!
Gentle King open Your door,
Prepare a room for me,
So I may praise you ever more!

By Chris Clody
11/19/2016

The Gift

Sunday is comin’…

Sweet Repose

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Your sacrifice is my only treasure,
That clothes me in priestly purple,
The crown You give inflames my endeavor,
Defining life’s endless circle,
By love; Holy and eternal.

O Redeemer, my sweet repose,
Ancient Love, so rich and fertile,
David’s Root blooms through a Mystical Rose,
Whose prickling thorns grow inward and painful,
Cut down for sin – yet still arose,
Fin’lly reaching Heaven for us below.

Sacred seed chooses a holy garden,
Incarnate blossom from a joyful rose,
Resurrection softens clay once hardened,
Fragrant is Your way to sinful pardon.

O Redeemer, my sweet repose,
Ancient Love, so rich and fertile,
David’s Root blooms through a Mystical Rose,
Whose prickling thorns grow inward and painful,
Cut down for sin – yet still arose,
Fin’lly reaching Heaven for us below.

O Spouse of my soul, how sweet is thy kiss,
Whilst begging our forgiveness hanging from your wrists,
Save your servant from the darkened Abyss,
And vouchsafe reunion within Trinity’s bliss.

by Chris Clody 3/15/15

Finding Hope, Finding Home.

My Refuge

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You’re my ocean. My endless sea,
My beacon burning bright.
My refuge, my soul drawn by thee,
Love has found the better me.

You’re my way home, my hope of mercy;
My soul’s Jerusalem.
My harbor, my endless safety,
Love transforms You’re will in me.

Eternal font,
Mercy Divine,
Turn You’re glance to me.
Holy Father, Son and Spirit,
Shine Your light and love on me.

Let my confessions dress my humility – Jesus live in me.

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By Chris Clody 10/17/2014

Seeking a Silent God

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Endless miles seeking a silent God
Brings me once again to my knees.
Quiet is the darkness that fills my days,
Drying my soul as I decrease.
Restless, imprisoned, and waiting-
Until that day we see face to face.
Jesus, My hope and everlasting glory,
Give me strength to continuously chase…

For You alone are holy,
Immaculate and True,
The Ageless Word,
Eternally begotten,
Born of the Father,
Revealing Him by knowing You.

Sufficient light guides my steps,
Trust conquers the shadows ahead,
Transformed is the heart that lifts my eyes-
To walk where angels fear to tread.
The gift of life is now mine to give,
Humbled by the heart that died for me!
Determined to be His hands and feet,
Incarnate Love has set me free.

For You alone are holy,
Immaculate and True,
The Ageless Word ,
Eternally begotten,
Born of the Father,
Revealing Him by knowing You.

The silence has been broken,
Amidst the stillness I hear His Song
A melody warm and familiar,
That was singing all along.

By Chris Clody 9/16/2013

With…or without God?

ONLY GOD

Without God…
Death mocks your memories,
The soul screams to be free,
Life’s purpose sinks at sea,
The lost ask only “Why?”

Without God…
Prayer has no pressing need,
Hearts shun humility,
Eyes squint but cannot see,
The God within in their midst…

Stand in the stillness,
Until it deafens,
and see the face of God. 

Only God…
Can set the captives free,
Conquers death’s guarantee,
Offers life liberty,
They trust with all their lives…

Only God…
Joins prayer to what we need,
Pulls all through misery,
Gives faith a chance to see,
The love that lights this world…

Christ is the light within this world…

©2011 by Chris Clody 6/1/2012

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