Category Archives: Carl A. Gooch poetry

THE CHURCH UNITED…by Carl Gooch

Church United

Against the church united,

The devil can not stand.

It’s the Spirit of God at work,

Who’s changing the heart of man.

As we join together as a church,

To worship our God above,

We serve God by serving others,

Reaching out with God’s love.

When the church joins as one,

The power of God’s revealed.

When the Spirit of love is there,

Broken hearts can be healed.

Against the church united,

The devil can not stand.

It’s the Spirit of God at work,

Who’s changing the heart of man.

When God becomes personal to us,

We lend our voices in praise.

The blessings of God are upon us,

As we follow in His ways.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 10 August 2015

BRAND NEW DAY…by Carl Gooch

Brand New Day

Clean and fresh the morning air,
As the dew glistens upon flowers.
The birds happily sing without a care,
As I ponder my blessings for hours.

Your word like the air, sweet and pure,
Brings promises of mercy and love.
I feel your presence close and sure,
The breeze kisses my cheek from above.

This glorious day a blessing be;
A sample of the love you hold for me.
This day is mine to have and to use;
A gift to be unwrapped as I choose.

This day that the Lord has given,
Is brand new, all has been forgiven.
As I rise to greet this wondrous day,
A prayer of loving thanks I pray.

The sins of my past are no more!
I am not the same man I was before.
In Christ’s mercy I know it’s true,
Each day I am made brand new.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 29 June 2015

WAITING–WATCHING….by Carl Gooch

Waiting … Watching

Dear Lord, how long must we wait?
Hear our cries, please do not hesitate.
Come Lord Jesus call us home again;
Save us from this world filled with sin.

We stand searching… waiting… watching…
Can’t you hear your faithful calling?
How long… Dear Lord … How long,
Must we struggle .. Trying to carry on?

Give us your strength, for we are weak;
Lord, come to us, for it is you we seek.
Hear the cries of those put to the test;
Those who cry from being oppressed.

We stand searching… waiting… watching…
Can’t you hear your faithful calling?
How long… Dear Lord … How long,
Must we struggle .. Trying to carry on?

Come quickly Lord, and heed our call,
We are battle weary, don’t let us fall.
Sound the trumpets for God’s own Son,
As He come to announce His victory’s won.

We stand searching… waiting… watching…
We stand searching… waiting… watching…
Come dear Lord, how long must we wait?

Carl A. Gooch ~ 24 June 2015