Category Archives: Carl A. Gooch

THE FOOL…by Carl Gooch

The Fool

There is no God in the heart of a fool;
His clouded mind he claims as a tool.
Basing it all on taste, touch and feel,
He lies to himself as to what is real.

“I did it all myself,” the fool will say;
Giving no credit to help along the way.
Who gave him breath or power to do?
Deep in his heart he stirs a prideful stew.

With a limited mind he tries to rule,
Thinking he’s wise but proving a fool.
Who is man that he can judge God?
When his best thought found flawed.

In his mind the truth he can not find;
Although God reveals it all the time.
Instead of believing the word of God,
He listens to the world twisted and flawed.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 04 August 2015

THE MAN I USED TO BE…by Carl Gooch

7:50 AM (9 hours ago)

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

LORD OF HOST….by Carl Gooch

Lord of Host

Woe is me! For I’m a sinner lost;
I am a man whose lips boast.
Seeking my desires whatever the cost,
And searching not the Lord of host.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
Blessed am I with grace and mercy!

A loving Lord came seeking me,
He knew my sins large and small.
He suffered and died to set me free;
Not for a few sins, but for them all!

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
Blessed am I with grace and mercy!

What wondrous joy now fills my heart?
Our merciful Lord has forgiven me.
O Lord, you knew me from the start,
And still you came to rescue me.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
Blessed am I with grace and mercy!

Carl A. Gooch ~ 30 July 2015

SATAN’S THREAT….by Carl Gooch

Satan’s Threat

Look, O Lord, and see our disgrace;

See what we’ve become in this vile place.

We’ve given away the riches you gave,

Because of our sins we now face the grave.

We are like children without a home;

We’re lost in the dark, doomed to roam.

We have been blinded by the evil lies,

In your mercy please hear our cries.

Lord, the evil we see we did produce;

For our selfish deeds we’ve no excuse.

You have revealed to us our many sins,

We plead now, in your mercy, forgive them.

Our Lord heard our pleas and granted mercy.

His suffering and death has set us free.

He is our sacrifice, He has paid the debt.

And in Him we live free from Satan’s threat.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 25 July 2015

PLACE BLAME….by Carl Gooch

Place Blame

See how our gold grows dim,
How our treasure has failed.
You have torn down our temples,
The holy ones we have jailed.

The priest bringing the truth,
Worth their weight in purest gold,
Are discarded and turned away.
We not learned the lessons of old.

The wild animals feed their young,
And watch over them as they grow.
But our hungry children grow weak,
They suffer for what they do not know.

The innocent ones have been denied;
From thirst their mouths are dry,
In the streets they beg for food,
But are past by, no one hears their cry.

Is this the way of our world today?
Tell me where is our moral outrage?
We are so quick to place blame,
That we fail to see we set the stage.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 23 July 2015

A TIME AND PLACE…by Carl Gooch

A Time and Place

To whom does He speak?
To whom does He give warning?
Behold their ears are unopened,
His words they do not heed.

They set and mock His word.
They find no wisdom in it.
So when He returns again,
They will be found lacking.

I look and see the time coming,
I cry out with dry and empty breath.
My soul is filled with wrath,
I grow weary speaking to the dead.

The time is near, His people cheer,
As the lost run trembling in fear.
Be wise in spirit and give an ear,
Do not reject His holy words you hear.

He went to prepare a place for you;
Have you prepared a place for Him?
His people know His love is true,
Now He offers that love to you.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 22 July 2015

JOY AND PRAISE….by Carl Gooch

Joy and Praise

With praise let our hearts be bound,
No finer treasure can be found.
His love shines like a rare jewel,
Let us sing a song of renewal.

Sing His praises before all men,
In heart filled worship glorify Him.
To you friends speak of His deeds,
Tell your family how He fills every need.

To your neighbor and all who will hear,
Tell them there is no more reason to fear.
Let the little children call upon His name,
May His love and mercy always be our aim.

Let our hearts overflow with His love;
And may our lives reflect God above.
Sing sweet a new song of joy and praise;
And may we walk close to Him all of our days.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 19 July 2015

BUT WHY?… Carl Gooch

But Why

We can be assured of what we hope for,
We know it will be, though we have not seen.
He has proven time and again His promises,
This is true and has ever since time has been.

But why, why is it so?

Our nature is to seek our way not His;
Ever since our birth we have opposed Him.
We are found chasing what feels good;
Whatever pleases us, not listening to Him.

So why, why does He bless us?

Our Mighty God, who created all things,
Created us, and calls us His blessed children.
He is a forgiving, merciful and loving Father,
Showing His love, despite all we’ve done.

But why, why after all we’ve done?

As we can see our ways are not His ways;
It is not about us being deserving.
It’s about His unconditional love for us,
To try to understand the why is baffling.

Don’t ask why, just draw nigh.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 18 July 2015

ALWAYS JUST….by Carl Gooch

Always Just

Arise from your slumber my love;
Come stand by me, my beauty.
Smell the sweet fragrance in the air;
The fruit is ripe it is time to harvest.

Do not hide from me, my dove;
Reveal to me your face so lovely.
Turn to me; shake loose your hair;
I hear your voice speak words of trust.

We are as one, blessed by God above;
I know your heart beats for me.
Spellbound by your beauty all I do is stare.
Wrapped in God’s loving arms is a must.

We are two hearts with one love;
Bound together in serenity.
This has been God’s plan that we share.
And God’s plans are always just.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 18 July 2015

NO MORE TEARS…by Carl Gooch

No More Tears

Do you dwell in a home,
Where you tremble alone?
Is the quiet of your night,
Filled with fear and fright?

On a pillow moist with tears,
Are you tormented by fears?
In the darkness of your room,
Do you feast upon the gloom?

There is a small spark of hope,
Grip firmly to the rescuer rope.
With each word His love shows;
Promises spoken, hope grows.

His loving promises are true!
The Good News is for you!
No matter how bad your day,
Christ is the truth, the life and way.

It is in the dead of night,
When no help is in sight.
He hears our mournful plea,
And comes to you and me.

Rejoice our Savior lives!
Oh what comfort that gives.
With Him, there is no fears,
In His arms, there is no more tears.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 13 July 2015