Category Archives: Carl Gooch Christian poetry


My Strength and Refuge

When in my times of trails and troubles,

I am safe for the Lord is my sanctuary.

Therefore my heart shall have no fear,

Even if the mountains should fall to the sea.

I do not tremble as the strong winds blow,

Or as angry waves crash upon the shore.

God is with me and I will not be moved,

Many are the blessings He holds in store.

Fully trusting in Him as we walk together;

He walks with me from dawn to setting sun.

I read His loving promises He gave to me,

And I know the creator of all calls me son.

The evil sins of this world will lead to death,

And kingdoms may fall to a warring nation.

But our Father, the Lord of hosts is with us;

And it is in Him alone that I find salvation.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 24 August 2015

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Coming Closer

Hebrews 10:25
(not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.)

Let us continue to meet together, that we may encourage and strengthen one another. Especially as we see the end drawing close.

Brothers, we know where we are going;
For we know Christ, His love is showing.
The curtain of darkness has been lifted
Revealing His forgiveness to us is gifted.

For what Christ suffered and endured,
We can know that our faith is assured.
Our evil hearts purged and made pure;
His grace and mercy steadfast and sure.

We no longer in darkness fumble and grope,
But stand unwavering confessing our hope.
Let us help each other to point to God above,
Telling everyone of His wondrous love.

Draw close and strengthen each other,
Come together encouraging our brothers.
As we see the world spinning into a blur,
And we can see that the end coming closer.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 05 July 2015


Children of the Most High

Sons and daughters of the Most High,

Fill your heart with joy, don’t you cry.

Rejoice and sing before all the nations,

Our King has brought to us salvation.

Remember the Joy of His humble birth;

Our Savior came to save all the earth.

A child is born; a Son has been given,

The Lamb was sent that we may be forgiven.

A King of many names was this man of God,

Who with a gentle touch, cold hearts thawed.

Mighty God, Everlasting Father, prince of Peace;

We call our King whose love will never cease.

We stand before Him on holy ground;

He has called us all to gather round.

To our hearts He speaks and calls our names,

His promises of love He spoke always remain.

We are called His adopted son or daughter;

And we can turn to Him our loving Father.

He is the God of our fathers, the God of all.

He calls us by our name, listen hear His call.

We are now children of God! Rejoice brothers!

Let your heart overflow with love for one another.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 06 July 2015


Trusting in His Promises
The Lord God spoke;
“I hold your right hand.”
And I was covered with peace,
Knowing He was in command.
Mighty is your arm, my Lord,
Strong is your right hand.
Steadfast love and faithfulness,
Your righteous laws stand.
I remember yesterday,
How it was filled with care.
And you is with me today,
Giving me Your love to share.
I know what your word has to say,
Tomorrow you will be with me there.
Righteousness and justice
the foundation of your throne.
Your mercy and grace is my cloak,
Until in love you call me home.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 24 March 2015

TENDER HEART,,,,by Carl Gooch

Tender Heart
Some may say you fuss and pout.
Well I’ve been inside, I’ve been out.
I know the feelings; there’s no doubt.
So I know what you’re talking about.
It’s so easy to break a tender heart.
You care more for other than yourself.
But you’re all about that tender heart,
You can’t turn away and put it on a shelf.
You must hold true to who you are;
That special angel, that twinkling star.
Don’t let them pick open your scars,
Remember how strong you really are.
When you get tired, tired and weak,
Go to God for the strength you seek.
Walk with Him daily; give it all to Him.
Trusting in Him love, and sing a hymn.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 09 March 2015

BRAND NEW, by Carl Gooch

Brand New
Brothers, can’t you see?
God made a brand new me.
This is a brand new day,
I walk in a brand new way.
While I was still in the night,
Jesus showed me His light.
He reached out His love to me,
And His mercy set me free.
No longer do I live in sin,
All my fears I give to Him.
He is the source of my life,
His strength conquers strife.
It’s easy to blow with the wind,
Becoming hard and thick-skinned.
But that is the old sinful way.
I’m brand new with a brand new way.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 19 March 2015

LOVING WAY, by Carl Gooch

Loving Way
Almighty Father, creator of all,
You speak and mountains move.
I watch the sun rise and fall,
Each moment your love you prove.
From valleys to mountain tops,
Your wondrous beauty never stops.
From the seas to the grassy hills,
From every corner your glory fills.
You placed each star in heaven above,
You sent your Son with mercy and love.
You gather those who’re faithful and dear,
Strengthening them as the time draw near.
Your sacrifice made a covenant with me;
You bestowed mercy and set me free.
All heaven declares your righteousness,
And all who live with you are blessed.
Lord, God of love and mercy;
Guide me in everything I do and say.
May your word be a shield to me,
And may I live my life in your loving way.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 20 March 2015


Traps and Snares
(Inspired by Micah 7:7)
{But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.}
I know I can’t make it on my own,
So I kneel before God’s throne.
To Him I take my cries and pleas,
For I know that my God hears me.
In my daily prayers and meditation,
God has revealed He is my salvation.
I will trust in Him both day and night,
His promises are proven just and right.
I do not tremble before the lion,
Nor do the wicked find me crying.
Though my enemies surround me,
My Lord is my shield that protects me.
The pain and insults are temporary,
But the love of God lasts eternally.
The world has nothing that compares,
It only offers glitter, traps and snares.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 18 March 2015

CHILD ADORED…by Carl Gooch


by Carl Gooch

Here I stand

Meek and mild,

Loving Father

I am tour child.

Forgiving Lord

Hear my prayer,

I know dear Lord

You are there.

When words fail

You know my heart,

Your love prevails–

You’ll never depart.

Yes, I am guilty–

My past filled with sin–

But you made a new me

And my victory you did win!

So here I am Lord

Blessed and  free,

Your child adored–

You have forgiven me.

Carl A, Gooch ~ 10 March 2015