Christian Poetry
By Charles C. Robey


Charles C. Robey is a retired Church Lay Leader who specializes in freelance Christian writings, with a strong evangelistic message. Mr. Robey’s many publications center around the Lord's commissioning as outlined in (Acts 1:8). He feels strongly that in today’s hectic stressful environment, more than any other period of time, God's peace continues to ring true and is freely available to all. Mr. Robey is available for Christian Teaching Seminars and may be reached at ccrobey@charter.net.


In the Still of the Night
By Charles C. Robey

In the still of the night
God took his earthly flight
To a lowly stable bed
As the Holy word foresaid

Angels harkened to proclaim
The precious Savior's name
Peace on earth good will to all
Humble shepherds they did draw

God shinned brightly in the star
Wise men did follow from afar
Precious gifts they would bring
To worship the new born King

While on earth miracles incurred
By the spreading of God's word
Many hearts opened to believe
As the Gospel they did receive

In the still of the night
God took His heavenly flight
To prepare Heaven's zone
For worship at God's Throne

God's light still shines today
Finding those who are astray
By faith who may believe
God's Grace to them receive

(© 2010 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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Don't Give Up
By Charles C. Robey

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. (Psalms 9:9-10 KJV)


Though the nights be long and drear, there is never cause for fear

Don't give up

He will turn your night to day, He will drive all gloom away.

Don't give up.

When the days are dark as night, when there's none who care in sight.

Don't give up.

Though the way be long and rough and the fighting hard and tough

Don't give up.

When your trials rise mountains high, you can know the Lord is nigh

Don't give up.

When your friends all turn you down, and upon you simply frown

Don't give up.

When the powers of sin assail, Christ the Savior will prevail

Don't give up.

Tho His love they often spurn, from your Savior's soon return.

Don't give up

(© 2010 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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On That Resurrection Morning
By Charles C. Robey

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:20)


On that resurrection morning, when the dead in Christ shall rise
With all the saints on earth, to meet Him in the skies.
It will be a glad reunion when we meet Him over there
And join the blessed Savior at the meeting in the air.

On that resurrection morning, we shall stand before the thrown,
At the judgment seat of Jesus, our deeds will be atoned.
For the way that we have served him, and work we have done.
Our Lord will then reward us, with the crown we have won.

On that resurrection morning, it will be a dreadful time,
For the ones who failed to serve, will be left behind.
To go through the trouble and feel sins might
When the Lord withdraws His spirit, and takes His final flight.

(© 2010 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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Traveling To Glory
By Charles C. Robey

But just as it is written, "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And [which] have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him." (1 Corinthians 2:9)


There's a better home a waiting over on that golden shore.
Where Jesus waits with all the Saints who have traveled on before.
They beckon me to meet them far beyond the shining sun.
And by God's grace I'll be there when my traveling days are done.

I am going home tomorrow shouting glory all the way,
And when I reach that blessed place, I'll hear my Savior say
Well done my faithful servant, enter into Heaven's door.
Where sin nor strife nor pain nor death nor sorry come no more

When the trumpet sounds in glory will you meet me over there,
To dwell with Him in peace and love and a spotless robe to wear.
Get ready for His coming, you will not have long to wait.
Before He calls you home above within the pearly gates.

(© 2010 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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Neath the Shadow of the Cross
By Charles C. Robey

But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Galatians 6:14)


Neath the shadow of the cross, thieves stood dying for crimes to pay

While the Savior of the world was crying, Forgive them I pray.

Neath the shadow of the cross, stood the Mother to watch Him there

John, behold thy Mother, watch her with your care.

Neath the shadow of the cross , loved ones followed tho away

Jesus bowed His head proclaiming, It is finished O blessed day.

Neath the shadow of the cross, they nailed Him there

As the saints around downhearted, were filled with deep despair.

Neath the shadow of the cross, midst the crowd He was alone

Praise God for now and forever, for our sins He did atone.

Neath the shadow of the cross.

(© 2010 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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In God's Big Looking Glass
By Charles C. Robey

"Alice" is playing with her kittens — a white kitten (whom she calls "Snowdrop"), and a black kitten (whom she calls "Kitty"), the offspring of Dinah, Alice's cat in the first book when she ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection. Climbing up on the fireplace mantel, she pokes at the wall-hung mirror behind the fireplace and discovers, to her surprise, that she is able to step through it to an alternate world, "The Looking Glass Land".

What if we could step through "The Looking Glass", as did Alice, and get a view of God's eternal will for our life. Would our day change? Would we be more receptive to His will for our life. Would we be more obedient? Well, since we can't step through the "Looking Glass", we must accept God's plan by faith and continue our day-to-day meditation with our "Living God".


As my life began
My thought did span
Over all the land
In God's Big Looking Glass

From the song I pine
Hearts music to chime
Heavens songs divine
In God's Big Looking Glass

Yesterday is old news
Tomorrow is abused
Today I must choose
In God's Big Looking Glass

From all my sin
My life did mend
With God within
In God's Big Looking Glass

Getting ready to fly
Beyond Heaven's sky
In the sweet by-and-by
In God's Big Looking Glass

Amen!

(© 2010 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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My Dog and I
By Charles C. Robey

"The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." (Author Unknown)


My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
As this world comes alive
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
While compassion does survive
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
As time and space erodes
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
Amidst life's roughest roads
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
Up and down eternity's path
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
In the sunlight for a bath
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
With a taste of Heaven's bliss
My dog and I walk hand "n" hand together
Nothing forward to remiss
My dog and I walk hand "n" together
At rest in God's sweet arms
My dog and I walk hand "n" together
Looking back, yes, looking back through life's charms.

(© 2010 Charles Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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It Is Wonderful to Know
By Charles C. Robey


Do you ever not feel saved? If so, please join the club. I praise God that the Christian life is not built on feelings, but on the saving and keeping power of God, through His son Christ Jesus. "But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. . . " (2 Peter 3:18)


It is wonderful to know, That the Father up above
Keeps His eyes upon us all, watches over us with love
Though at times our faith may fail, and our eyes from him may stray
He will not forsake us then, But will keep us all the way.

It is marvelous to trust, In the Savior's matchless love
When the hearts of many doubt, and by sin and strife be stirred
Some may say that God is dead, But we know that He still lives
In our hearts He now abides, Joy and love and peace He gives.

I am happy now to know, that my sins are all forgiven.
That my name has been inscribed, in the book of life in Heaven.
When I enter Heaven's gates, all my burdens I'll lay down.
At the feet of Christ my Lord, to exchange them for my crown.

(© 2011 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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Forgiven In Red
By Charles C. Robey

On that blessed cruel cross, Our Savior's love did display
Showing His precious care for us, In taking our sins away
Forgiven In Red (1 John 1:7)
Our blood bought souls, Are now cleanest forever more
Just too forever to be with Him, On that great gospel shore
Forgiven In Red ( Luke 23:34)
He plead the Father's mercy, That dreaded mournful day
Forgive guiltless soldiers, Who did scourge and torture covey
Forgiven In Red (Luke 23:43)
Opening Heavens portals, To a repenting sinner by His side
Promising the thief this day, With Him in Paradise to abide
Forgiving In Red (John 19: 26-27)
At the foot of the cross, Knelt His sad Mother's broken heart
To His disciples He commented His Mother, Never more to part
Forgiven In Red (Matthew 27: 46)
Suddenly He cried aloud, To the Father in Heaven above
In lonely despair, Asking the Father why His forsaken love
Forgiven In Red (John 19:28)
His human expression of physical suffering, He did display
In His lonely anguish, His painful cry for thirst did give way
Forgiven in red (John 19:30)
The suffering is now over, And His redemption is complete
It is finished said the Master, As Satan was given his defeat
Forgiven In Red (Luke 23:46)
Into the Fathers hands, He commended His spirits above
By faith in God's free grace, We now have our Saviors love
Forgiven In Red

Why do so many churches not preach the cross, (Isaiah 53:5) in this day-in-age? Christianity has not, nor will ever be changed. (Hebrews 13:8) (Colossians 2:9) (John 1:1)

Is it because some may not understand the gospel? ( 1 Cor 1:18 ) Has this "old time religion", been surpassed for a more modern day religion? Or, could it be that the current seminaries are placing this doctrine on the back burner? (1 Cor 1:18)

I certainly hope and pray that we, as a true church, have not succumbed to this complacency. (1 Cor 4:8-21) (Rev 3:14-22) (Amos 6:1-7)

Could it be that we Christians need to rediscover the central theme of the cross. The cross is far from being just a study in academia for it was by His cross that we are saved today. You see, ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, (Genesis 2:1-7) (Genesis 3: 15) we are all born in sin and in need of a Savior. (Romans 5:12) (Psalm 51:5) (Ephesians 2:3)

So, why should we be disturbed, if the church doesn't preach the cross? Is this a violation of the fundamental gospel? (John 3:10) (1 Cor 9:16) Let us take a hint from the early church. For this church preached, what we call, the full gospel. (1 Cor 15: 1-4)

And how can we be an effective witness, if the cross is not mentioned? (1 Timothy 2:4)

You see, one of the toughest tests of Christianity is authentic faith on our part! (James 1:22)

Therefore, don't ever give up the root of your salvation, the cross. All the founders of other religions are still in the grave. However, our Savior Jesus Christ is alive and in Heaven, ever waiting to redeem and accept the unbelievers and stand in for us believers. (John 3:16-17) (Romans 8:34) (Colossians 3:1) (Ephesians 1: 19-21) (Romans 8:34) (John 1:1-5) (1 Timothy 1:12-16)

How powerful is this? Just think about it! (Isaiah 55:11) (Isaiah 40: 8) (Matthew 16:18)

(© 2012 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)



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Where Can I Go Lord
By Charles C. Robey

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are in the moon resting in the heaven's light by night,
You are in the Sun giving the needed warmth so bright

Where Can I Go lord, Where Can I Go
You are in the star twinkles hanging so royally in space,
You are in the planets traveling precisely in their place

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are on the mountains so majestically hanging high,
You are in the valleys so deep beyond the shining sky

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are walking the crystal sand where life's beeches flow,
You are hiding in the forest shadows neath the suns ever glow

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are shinning in the newborn eyes so bright and so fair,
You are resting in the elders bosom just helping the despair

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are in our children as they grow in your image so sweet,
You are in our mentor loved ones as they show love so neat

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are in our hearts patiently showing the right from wrong,
You are in our souls waiting to place us where we belong

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are pleading for our faith to accept Your eternal grace,
You are entreating our hearts to welcome Your embrace

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are standing by to forgive our sins for which You did atone,
You are preparing to accept us at Heavens glory land throne

Where Can I Go Lord, Where Can I Go
You are resting in Heaven's beauty at the Fathers right hand,
You are visiting the darkest depths sorrowing for the banded

As a child, often times when I would do wrong, I would just sit still and close my eyes thinking Mom could not see me. How wrong I was. (Hebrews 4:14) So, where is God? Well, He is everywhere, all the time. (Romans 8:38-39)

As David the Psalmist reminds us, in Psalm 139, we can never hide from God. We will either face him now or later. (Hebrews 9:27) Would it not be much wiser to run to him now? (Isaiah 55:6) After all, none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. (James 4:14)

Just like a small child's make-believe, we cannot see God, nor can we hide from Him. (John 4:24) He is our eternal loving God (John 3:16), waiting to live within our life and soul? (Isaiah 55:1)

So, where can we go? We can simply go to Him. (Matthew 11:28)

(© 2013 Charles C. Robey – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)

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