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The furrows on my brow

Posted by appolus on November 21, 2017

Can you see the furrows on my brow
Each tells a hundred stories of the whys and of the how
I have walked through howling winds I have walked through pouring rain
I have journeyed through the joys and I have journeyed through the pain

Every single furrow marks the valleys I have trod
And the narrow winding road that leads me back to God
And every single line that is marked upon my face
Highlights the very fact that I have lived by grace

Each and every soldier bears the scars of many fights
For every cloudless day there are just as many nights
But even through the furrows and all my many lines
You will see my joy, you’ll see my love and many other signs

For though I bear the scars that are etched upon my back
In the depths of my very soul there has never been a lack
There’s a deep wellspring of peace that continually flows
Despite the many rains and the mighty wind that blows

There is a greater wind from God that carries me along
There is a latter rain from heaven that makes me very strong
The hand of God Himself is the hand that holds the plow
You will know I’ve been to war by the furrows on my brow.

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Every tear that falls

Posted by appolus on November 15, 2017

If every tear could tell a story
About your love and all its glory
Could you read the words that I cry
Could you even begin to try

With every single tear that fell
There is a story it will tell
A single tear that falls with emotion
Is deeper than the deepest ocean

Tears of joy and tears of pain
A single tear or falling rain
Some tears are caused by a poison dart
That finds it mark and breaks the heart

Some tears come from a cleansing flood
Part of the river and part of the blood
Other tears fall from bitter regret
Of all the things done we’d rather forget

So when all of your tears are gathered together
And are carried away by that heavenly river
They will flow to a sea and by its name it will bless
For the name of that sea is forgetfulness

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God in the midst of pain

Posted by appolus on November 7, 2017

I wrote this song for those who suffer from chronic pain of one kind or another, emotional or physical.

STILL GOD IN THE MIDST OF PAIN

Can I suffer through the pain
Can I love Him in the flames
Will you come and hold me up
When life has come and filled my cup

When my weary soul begins to tire
I find my Lord in the midst of fire
Oh Lord take me a little higher
And my Lord lifts me up

Will I make it till the end
Not without my Lord and friend
Oh Lord of wounds and stripes and pain
Shield me from the pouring rain

When my weary soul begins to tire
I find my Lord in the midst of fire
Oh Lord take me a little higher
And my Lord lifts me up

When all of life becomes too much
I desperately need to feel your touch
Oh Lord consume me with your power
And raise me up to your high tower

When my weary soul begins to tire
I find my Lord in the midst of fire
Oh Lord take me a little higher
And my Lord lifts me up

And when the race is finally won
And this world gives way to the eternal Son
You dear Lord were faithful and true
It was by your hand that I got through

When my weary soul begins to tire
I find my Lord in the midst of fire
Oh Lord take me a little higher
And my Lord lifts me up

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Darkened troubled waters

Posted by appolus on November 3, 2017

A neighbor shot himself in the field behind my house on Tuesday. It is profoundly sad and tragic. I spent the the first few days of this week writing a poem about the many struggles that I had prior to becoming a Christian with this particular demon. This man was a good man. He was a Christian. I had spoken to him many times. The last time we spoke he gave me some tiny little crosses that he would hand out to people, he said that he knew I spoke to people and maybe I could give them one. I want you to know today that if you are struggling with this issue, please speak to someone, find someone. I also want to ask folks today to engage people more, even just ask how someone is doing. In a supposedly connected world we have become so disconnected. I pray the Lord’s grace upon his wife and adult children.

I was born with a trembling soul
Intuitively knowing that I’d have to pay the toll
Darkened troubled waters and the wind was in my face
Staying alive was just one perpetual race

Swimming up the river, never ever down
Really,would it be such a big deal just to drown
Just to stop the thrashing and simply to let go
And the darkened troubled waters would take me in its flow

You would see me laugh but you would never see me cry
The trouble with troubled waters is that they dare you to die
Hopes and expectations were for ordinary people
In my darkened troubled waters, hope was truly lethal

Pretending to be normal was the greatest pain of all
It looked like I was walking but it really was a crawl
The darkened troubled waters they were seeping into me
This was the kind of darkness that no one must ever see

It was the bottom of a bottle, sex and then a roach
In no particular order, this was my approach
And all the while the waters rise trying to pull you down
Any light was left receding as the darkness gathered round

Darkened troubled waters and a trembling soul
The man in dark was coming, he was coming for his toll
I looked around and found myself at the bottom of the pit
I looked up and saw no light and knew that this was it

I looked down in horror, no heart no flesh no bone
I looked around in horror, my God I’m all alone
And in that moment I cried  “my God please come to me”
And suddenly there was light “I have come to set you free.”

And so it was and so it is my Father took me by the hand
Upward ever upward out of the pit into the promised land
He set me on the Rock and I looked down, no longer a heart of steel
Within my chest a new heart beat and it could love and it could feel

If you swim in troubled waters and there’s no where left to go
There’s no more fight, you’ve given up and are carried by its flow
There is a hand that reaches down and He will make you whole
For the hand belongs to the Son of God, He’s already paid the toll.

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Will you wear a crown of thorns?

Posted by appolus on October 30, 2017

A man’s crown will lift you very high
For all the world to see
A crown of thorns will lift you up
Upon a bloody tree

A man’s crown dresses you with style
The finest clothes that you can wear
A crown of thorns will strip you down
And it will leave you bare

A man’s crown will make you known
You’ll be the toast of every ball
A crown of thorns it causes you
To not be known at all

A man’s crown will give you fortune
And it will give you fame
A crown of thorns will make you bleed
And you will never be the same

Will you stretch your hands out wide
Will you humbly bow your head
The nails and thorns they penetrate
And leave your old man dead

All men who seek to save their lives
To build and then to multiply
Will surely lose their eternal lives
And they will forever die

The man who gives his head to thorns
And gives his hands to nails
Is the overcoming child of God
Who endures and who prevails.

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For what am I without the Lord?

Posted by appolus on October 24, 2017

For what am I without the Lord?
A butterfly without a wing
A nightingale that cannot sing
A man who truly has no tears
Simply drowning in his fears

For what am I without the Lord?
A child without a lullaby
A sea that surely has run dry
A dark night sky without the moon
A man who cannot die too soon

For what am I without the Lord?
A child without a mother’s breast
A bird with chicks who has no nest
A man who has no will to live
Who has no heart that can forgive

Now what am I with my dear Lord
A valley through the mountains high
A swallow flying in the sky
A sun that sets in a majestic sea
A shackled prisoner now set free

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I run the race

Posted by appolus on September 26, 2017

One hundred evil hands reach up
They try to pull me down
One thousand hands reach from the sky
And lift my weary soul on high

There is a heavenly host above
A glorious cloud that covers with love
That sees your struggles and your fight
As the darkness comes against the light

But I will rise and not stay down
I will get up and claim my crown
And whether I am rich or poor
In Christ alone I will endure

I may be naked but clothed in light
I may be distressed but still ready to fight
I may be cast down but not defeated
For I lift my eyes to where Christ is seated

For in this vessel dwells heavenly treasure
Tis Christ alone who is my measure
For light is my affliction and Christ my story
I run the race for eternal glory

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My butterfly wings.

Posted by appolus on July 15, 2017

There is something about the butterfly
That once was tethered to earth
Suddenly released from its shackles
To fly in the heavens and serve

No longer bound by its original state
Gazing at the sky and having to wait
Now to fly in the heavens without limit
Ever closer to God with each passing minute

I too was bound by earthly limitations
No spiritual thoughts nor heavenly expectations
Just trudging along and playing the game
Knowing that yesterday, today and tomorrow’d be the same

I could not see beyond my earthly horizon
Nothing in my life that was even surprising
I knew all too well of my limitations
I was shackled and bolted to my earthly foundations

Then along came my King and set my soul free
He gave me my wings and eyes that could see
And a heart that knew I was no longer bound
So I flapped my wings and my feet left the ground

And now I soar in the heavens above
Lifted higher and higher in the updrafts of Love
No longer mindful of my earthly things
Just praising my Lord for my butterfly wings.

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The Father’s heart!

Posted by appolus on June 7, 2017

This is the latest collaboration between myself and Mary Greig. If it blesses you please share it with others………Frank

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You walked through my door

Posted by appolus on May 27, 2017

The day that you walked through my door
Caused my poor heart to take flight and soar
You filled me with joy and my sin was no more
The day that you walked through my door

The day that you entered my heart
Caused the ocean to split and to part
You filled me with peace and that was the start
The day that you entered my heart

The day that you saved me from sin
Caused me great peace and stillness within
You rescued my heart and you gathered me in
The day that you saved me from sin

The day that you set my soul free
Caused my poor heart to leap within me
You bridged the gulf that was wide as the sea
The day that you set my soul free

The day that your victory was won
Was the day that our victory begun
You came to this earth and was bright as the sun
The day that your victory was won

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Show me Lord

Posted by appolus on May 27, 2017

Verse 1

Show me Lord your depths
Come now and lead my steps
Raise me up my King
To the place where I can sing
Of your majesty and spleandor
Tis a place of sure surrender

Chorus

Christ forever true
My heart it longs for you
With all my hearts desire
Baptize me in thy fire

Verse 2

Show me Lord your heights
Lead me through the nights
Lift me to that place
Where I gaze upon your face
Where there are no restraints
And no one ever faints

Chorus

Verse 3

Show me Lord your scars
Break through all my bars
So that I am surely free
With eyes that now can see
Your majesty and glory
And all of you, so Holy

Chorus

Verse 4

Show me Lord your hands
Where the nails made such demands
And the wound there in your side
There was no place for pride
And your feet nailed just for me
For all the world to see

Chorus

Verse 5

Show me Lord your heart
That I might play my part
In the story of your love
Raining down from up above
To a place that’s ever true
Where the veil was torn in two

Chorus

Christ forever true
My heart it longs for you
With all my hearts desire
Baptize me in thy fire

 

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You will find me there

Posted by appolus on May 19, 2017

You’ll find me neath the throne
When I’m all alone
And the pain’s too much to bear
You will find me there

You’ll find me neath the cross
A place of bleeding loss
When I’m on my knees in prayer
You will find me there

You’ll find me on my knees
A place of desperate pleas
When I’m wounded in a snare
You will find me there

You’ll find me at His feet
When life has forced me to retreat
When I’m hurt and in despair
You will find me there

You’ll find me on higher ground
When the darkness is all around
And to that darkness I do declare
You will find me there

For He will lift me up
The one who drank the cup
I will meet Him in the air
And you will find me there

You’ll find me in His glory
And that shall be my story
For His glory’s everywhere
And you will find me there!!

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Healing the broken heart

Posted by appolus on May 12, 2017

To the father that I never had
Long ago when I was just a lad
A word of comfort, perhaps a tender touch
Would that have really been too much?

You could have stopped the falling rain
Falling on a heart so full of pain
But you were the dark cloud up above
And the rain that fell was devoid of any love

To rob a child of what he really needs
Is the sowing of some future loveless seeds
That will fail to grow and die there in the ground
A darkened place where there’s no joyful sound

Can someone give what they have never known?
Can a field give fruit that itself was never sown?
Can the loveless child find life among the dead?
Or shall he ever walk the barren road instead?

Where can the loveless man find what he needs
Who will plough these hearts and plant these seeds
The Father who from above sent down His Son
Will fall like rain and now the work’s begun

This seed alone is the answer from above
Tis Christ the King, it is the Father’s love
To every broken heart and orphaned child
That was lost and all alone and growing wild

You have a heavenly Father, whose arms are opened wide
He plants His precious seed and He plants it deep inside
And the heart that once was hard and could not feel
Begins to beat anew as it begins to heal.

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God of the valley

Posted by appolus on April 24, 2017

It does not really count
If you think its gonna end
The valleys not a valley
If you think you can ascend

When you’re burning in the fire
And all around is darkness
And from the very depths of you
You silently scream…Jesus!

Have you cried that name into the night
When everything has failed
You’re lost and there’s no way ahead
And all your world has been derailed

When you’ve crawled the deepest valley
Where the arrows never stop
Only then are you truly ready
To ascend the celestial mountain-top

The glory of the risen King
Belongs to those who cry to Him
“Even if I burn here in this fire,
my immortal soul will come up higher”

The saint whose traveled down this road
Whom the enemy will often strike
Discovers something other-worldly
The mountain and valley are both alike

On the very highest mountain-top
Or in the deepest valley low
The day and the night are both alike
For He is with me everywhere I go.

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Touching the Father’s heart

Posted by appolus on April 7, 2017

How is it I could be so lost
In a very familiar place
How can my heart turn suddenly cold
Now my world’s a smaller place

Chorus

I was born to soar into the skies
I was born to look into your eyes
Reaching out to be a part
Of a world, touching the Father’s heart

Verse 2

How can I stay here in this place
With its darkness all around
My heart longs to hear your voice again
Just to hear a heav’ly sound

Verse 3

I can run in, to my high tower
But I know I cannot stay
Im called to come back into the light
Into the light of a brand new day

Verse 4

So if you have run, you’ve run away
From your life with all its pain
It’s time to come back,come back to him
Time to fall in love again.

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Follow me on Facebook page

Posted by appolus on March 20, 2017

HI Guys,

I do a lot of writing and sharing on my facebook page “The Remnant.” I have found it to be much more interactive. This site is great for archives and so on and on the left hand column we have several years of archives which people from all over the world access on a daily basis. But if you would like to join us on our Facebook page, please feel free to ” like,” this page https://www.facebook.com/acalltotheremnant/. Also, much of my poetry can be accessed by my other Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PoemsFromFrank/

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I will love you forever!

Posted by appolus on March 9, 2017

Here is a song I wrote about a month ago. A dear sister, Mary Greig recorded it in the studio last week. I pray that it blesses you, you may want to share it with someone who needs to be reminded of the love of God…………..bro Frank

 

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A vision of heavenly worship

Posted by appolus on February 14, 2017

I wrote this today trying to describe a vision I once had.

I saw there, Golden wheat fields
Resplendent in the sun
And as the Spirit moved on them
They seemed to move as one

The fields went on forever
As far as the eye could see
They rolled like the waves of the ocean wide
Upon a golden sea

But as I looked yet closer
These stocks of wheat were saints
They worshiped unashamedly
For there were no restraints

The wind of the Spirit blew on them
And there they moved as one
Giving glory to the King of Kings
Rejoicing in the Son

They sang the song of Moses there
And glory to the Lamb
Upon a swaying glassy sea
And in that sea I swam

This sea it was eternal
It gathered round the throne
And each and every one of us
Would never be alone

Now the wheat fields sway majestically
Moving gently in the breeze
And they will sway forevermore
Like the waves of eternal seas

Now We were one as He is one
We were one in the Spirit true
And it all began when we were born
When we were born anew

Chorus

So we’ll sing the song of Moses there
And glorify the Lamb
We’ll worship and adore the King
For He is the great I am

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I am whole yet broken

Posted by appolus on February 7, 2017

I am whole
Yet I am broken
And the love of the Lord
Is no mere token
He is light and He is love
He’s my all in all and He’s enough

I was down
You raised me up
I was lost and empty
You came and filled my cup
You’re my light and you’re my love
You’re my all in all and you’re enough

I was chained
You set me free
I had suffered defeat
Yet you gave me victory
You’re my light and you’re my love
You’re my all in all and you’re enough

I was broken
You made me whole
I was full of sin
And you came and saved my soul
You’re my light and you’re my love
You’re my all in all and you’re enough

So take my heart
That once was broken
And let me show the world
You’re no mere token
You’re their light and you’re their love
You’re their all in all and you’re enough

So here’s my heart
Whole before you’re throne
It once was lost
Now shall never be alone
You’re my light and you’re my love
You’re my all in all and you’re enough

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Precious is the day. (a word to someone today)

Posted by appolus on February 1, 2017

Precious is the day
You pulled me in from stormy seas
Precious is the way
You compelled me down upon my knees

Your love was a holy lifeline
For me to take a hold
Your mercy spoke straight to my heart
The greatest story every told

Your forgiveness was like manna
It was food to a starving man
You gave me hope to journey on
Through my many tears I saw your plan

It was a plan to prosper me
And escape from the miry clay
To put my feet on solid ground
To walk with you each day

You gave me living waters
When I was dying in the sand
You cried aloud with all your might
To reach up and take your hand

Lift up your eyes oh child of mine
And see the light from up above
Walk on my child through wind and rain
For you are covered by my love

So precious is the day
When first our hearts did meet
And precious is the saint
Who is found here at my feet

The time is coming very soon
So stand together side by side
And glorify the Living God
And let the Bridegroom take His bride.

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