THE MAN I USED TO BE…by Carl Gooch

CARL GOOCH
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The Man I Used to be

No, I’m not perfect,
I’ve never claimed to be.
It’s just a man forgiven,
That you now see.

And I praise God above,
I’m not the man I used to be.
I am no more bound to sin;
My Lord has set me free.

It wasn’t all that long ago,
I was too blind to see.
Stumbling and fumbling,
As lost as I could be.

Yes, I praise God above,
I’m not the man I used to be.
I am no more bound to sin;
My Lord has set me free.

It doesn’t really matter,
What I’ve done you see.
What it is that really counts,
Is what He has done for me.

My Lord has set me free;
He gave a new life to me.
He was nailed to a tree,
To pay the price for me.

So I praise the Lord above,
I’m not the man I used to be.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 31 July 2015

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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