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Immersive Awakening

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Immerse into the deep living water of Jesus
Awakened to live a life for Him alone
Refreshing my soul and spirit from the clutch of death

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 3:20pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 22 January 2016 at 12:11am

I have been stuck in the life full of ache. The three words of, “Immerse Awaken Refresh” are my stuck points. Today, I return to it again and feel inspired of my last year’s experiences worshipping God. I saw that I am fully soaked in the living water. What is God going to do this year? God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Living Values

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The Bible is
Full of

Living values
Timeless values

Living human’s fallen nature
Living deceptive values

God’s love through His beloved Son
God’s love to the willful humans

The consequences of wrongdoings
Repentant hearts to listen to God


Inspiration On: Friday, 1 May 2015 at 2:40pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 3 May 2015 at 2:42pm

This begin with the first and second stanza. As I return to it, more stanzas birth out out of my experiences and remembering God’s Words as a whole. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

Pip

Pip


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 8 February 2014 at 8:12pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 8:38pm

Hikari Yori
Problems often occur among people. This produced PIP acronym. According to Oxford Learner’s dictionary, pip means (1) The small hard seed that is found in some types of fruit (2) A series of short high sounds, especially those used when giving the exact time on the radio. The synonyms of pip are seed, stone, pit. The free dictionary defines pip as the stone of soft fruits such as peaches and plums. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Tojiru Yoshiko
Upon understanding and pondering the meaning of Pip, it takes six days to birth the poetry out. Using devour word will give a much greater impact compared to swallow. Kick is a stronger words rather than leave. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Conflict

Conflict

Conflict


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 25 December 2013 at 11:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 26 December 2013 at 12am

Conflict challenged me to define it as acrostic poetry. Character and values are crucial to resolve and eliminate discord when conflict arises. Conflict is a true test of a character of our personhood. So all these aspects affect my acrostic definitions. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Lot

Lot

Lot


Inspiration On: Thursday, 14 November 3013 at 11:26pm
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 19 November 2013 at 6:49pm

Some people have the luxury to spend time with whom they want. But I don’t have much time. This made me realized another definition for Lot and the daily time spent with the Lord in His Word. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

LC

LC

LC


Inspiration On: Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 8:53pm
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 1:05pm

LC is the acronym of Letter of Credit. Pondering credit means owe money. Owning Credit Card means owe bank’s money. This reflects current living condition and produced the same acronym.

SiP

SiP

Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 29 October 2013 from 4:29am to 12:14am
Illustration Submission On: 4 November 2013 at 4pm

Hikari Yori
This acrostic idea came when I shredding paper. Since SP didn’t give any meaning, inserting “i” seemed suitable letter candidate than “a”. Sip gives the meaning of drinking and dwelling in Christ’s strength and protection. According to the free online dictionary, sip means
1. To drink in small quantities
2. A small quantity of liquid sipped

Tojiru Yoshiko
Upon thinking of sip and Yori’s idea, shield of faith verses inspired my poetry. Graphical design will help to illustrate this message better.

Tienny The
Designing the sip graphically challenged me. I feel to make the small letter “i” signify human’s frailty needing God’s grace and mercy. Then integrity will follow.

Visual Memory

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Images flying around
Visuals in mind toss around
Upon reading an impressed word or phrases
Upon pondering of problem solving methods

Images flying around
Visuals in mind toss around
Upon remembering and watching for
Living in a visually beautiful world of scenery
Crafted by the Creator
Crafted by the Potter of this world and whole universe
How amazing is His handiworks


Inspiration On: 16 October 2013 from 12:39am to 1:14am

Suddenly, the above poetry birthed out as I’m trying to understand myself as a visual person and how I remember things.

Liar

Liar

Do pleasing people lie to self’s cry?

Liar

Does life consist all these?


Inspiration On: Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 9pm
Inspiration Ends On: 6 October 2013 at 3:44pm

Ever since, I got married and have baby, the new job I took cause more piling tasks to clear and the need to spend time with my son. I have been rushing to work, home, attend my son, my parents who need helps, and even my mother in law. The feeling of living in a rush does tires me down. Suddenly, those four words produced the acronym LIAR. I do wonder how lies are related to rush living. Then another phrase of words came and it is a more precise definition. Somehow, I dig myself more to realize I feel miserable to please my parents, husband, child and in law. Do I care too much for them and neglect myself? Hoping the best for them, but I almost ended with no career life for myself.

Too or Warm

Too hot
Bacteria dies
Choo! Choo!
Steam evaporates
Out of the kettle mouth
Boiling water
Death is impeccable
Impossible place for humans, living things and creatures

Too cold
Below zero degrees
Bacteria dies
Freeze
Ice covers kettle
An enormous ice cube swarm kettle
Death is impeccable
Impossible atmosphere for humans, living things and creatures

Not too hot
Not too cold
Warm atmosphere
Everything in moderation
Bacteria survives
Mankind’s survival
Living things and creatures survive

Such a simple yet profound
Principles and beauty of
God’s amazing handiworks


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 14 August 2013 at 9:30pm
Inspiration On: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 at 12:30am

While pondering about the dead bacteria in cooked water, words of poetry suddenly flowed out gradually.

Sow to Reap

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Selfishness blind the hearts
Selfishness blind the minds
Full of self seeking
Without realizing
Greed, Hatred, Pride, Self justification grip the eyes
Nothing else satiates one’s void heart
These causing oneself
Groping in darkness
Sowing evil seeds
Evil ones torment oneself
Wicked living
Living in hell of conscience
Reaping unquenchable fire

Fear of the Lord open the hearts
Fear of the Lord open the minds
Full of caring others
Without realizing
Love, Care, Concern, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Longsuffering,
Gentleness, Patience, Joy, Understanding, and Self Control grip the eyes
Nothing else satiates one’s full heart
These causing oneself
Brisk in the light
Sowing good seeds
Basking in God’s love
Righteous living
Living in paradise of conscience
Reaping heavenly rewards

Open your eyes
Which one is the best?
Choose what is best
What is your preference?
Any decision made?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 3 August 2013 at 12:12am
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 5 August 2013 at 12:40am

Being in the bathroom is my favourite part of the day. It is when ideas and inspirations pop out such as images of poetry and stories. This time, “Groping in darkness Or Brisk in the light” popped out. Words flowed out upon revisiting it for two days being reminded of Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Rifle

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Rifle

Proverbs 10:24 (KJV)
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs 12:12 (KJV)
The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

Proverbs 12:20 (KJV)
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the
counsellors of peace is joy.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 12 June 2013 from 3:02am to 10:58pm

“Rooted in fear” acronym after inserting L and E will produce the acronym Rifle. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, rifle means

  1. To ransack especially with the intent to steal
  2. To steal and carry away

Fill

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Fill

Many of us fall in love life
Blinded by the lovers in our eyes
Next thing, fall out from love
That love turn to hate

Our Creator loves us
Jesus, the Son of God, lives out His love for us
Can’t we accept that love and loved by the God of Love?


Inspiration On: Monday, 10 June 2013 at 8:40pm
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 at 3:46am

According to dictionary, fill means
1. To put into (a container, for example) as much as can be held
2. To supply or provide to the fullest extent
3. To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel.
4. To stop or plug up (an opening, for example).

Polar

Polar

Polar

With the help of the Holy Spirit in us
After we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.


Inspiration On: Friday, 8 February 2013 at 9:33pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 12 February 2013

When the word ‘polar’ rang in my mind, the beginning of the acronym words that spoke to me was “Pool Of Living Another Round”. But somehow it does not give a clear message. Later on, the above inspiration came without the definition of ‘p’. Thank God for the previous definition helps to solve the puzzle. Please read the below Scripture for more details:

Romans 5:1-11 (NIV)
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

AM

AM

AM

Another Me
Which is the other part of us that we hide from others?

Almost Midnight
What are we going to do when it is almost midnight?

After Midnight
Do we consider and reflect our ways and speak with God after midnight?

Above Me
Who is above me?
Lord Jesus is above me, the self-me.

Artists’ Minds
Are artists portraying proper way of living?

Attention Management
How do we manage our attention?

Adonai’s Mind
Is God’s mind upon us to do eagerly what pleases our Lord?

Always Mindful
Are we always mindful of God’s value in our character?

Alteration Mode
Do we alter our character to please God?

Alternative Mood
Is there an alternative mood that we sense from within for trusting Jesus Christ?


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 at 4:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 12:57am

While I went out towards the nearby mall during my son’s nap, suddenly “another me” words. My mother was at home with my toddler as I was thinking to get USB light bulb. Because most of people feels insecure deep down in their hearts though they show that they are strong. Then the other definitions flowed out phases by phases.

Vanish & Victory

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Once sin vanishes from heart
Victory will enter heart
Heart will feel free
Heart will sense freedom
Heart will feel at ease
Heart will dance in joy
Joy that comes from Lord Jesus Christ
Christ the Living God
Christ the Son of a Living God
Christ the Living Water
Victory to be in Christ
Victory to live in His Word
Victory to obey His Written Word
Praise His Holy Name
Thanks be to God
Thanks be to my Lord and my God.


Inspiration On: Friday, 26 October 2012 at 1:32am
Inspiration Ends At: 1:47pm
Revised On: Saturday, 27 October 2012 at 6:03pm

As I was watching the Ranma Episode 80 where Ryoga listened to Ranma to move his body to let the doodle on his body vanish, suddenly the curtain was opened. Upon feeling ashamed, Ranma hit him with a hammer. As soon as he lost his battle, the doodle disappeared. “Vanished, Victory” dawned upon me.

What do you think of sin? Romans 6 explain that those who receive Christ need to be slaves of righteousness, not slaves to sin.

A River of Flowing Living Water

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Small rivers
Small isolated rivers
Numerous small isolated rivers
Numerous small rivers are attached to the Main River
Longing for a river
A river full of flowing living water
A river full of delights
A river filling hearts with great joy
Where can we find such river?

Through Jesus Christ
Immanuel
God is with us
From Him the Living water flows out
And we will never thirst.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 7 October 2012 at 11:58am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at 2:35pm

People dig the river to create attachment to the main river was the picture came to my mind initially. Then it commenced with the sentence “river attached to the river”. On Monday midnight, the other words flowed out. But the upper three lines flows out today.

The Scriptures in Psalm 36:8, Psalm 4:7 and John 4:10-11;7:38 inspires me so the above poetry is birthed out.

Blend in Harmony

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Butter
Eggs
Flavouring
Milk
Sugar
Salt
Water
Cake flour
Baking powder
All ingredient blends in harmony
Cake is visible.

Dreamer
Inspiration
Innovation
Design
Physics in interaction parts
Chemistry for fuel
Art and Science blend in harmony
Car is visible.

Architecture
Engineers
Bricks
Cement
Sand
Steel
Paint
All elements and people blend in harmony
Building is visible.

Art or Science
Science or Art
Both are equally
Essential to blend in harmony
Product is visible.

Introvert
Tasks Doer
Backline
Extrovert
Marketing
Frontline
Both personalities blend in harmony
Successful enterprise grows.

Dance
Song
Storyteller
Character Designers
Animators
Painters
Voice-Overs
All artist blends in harmony
Animation is possible.

White key notes
Black key notes
Lower pitch key notes
Higher pitch key notes
All notes blend in harmony
Beautiful melodies are enjoyable.

How many times?
The church need
Continuous reminder to
Blend in harmony
With The Christ
The Living Saviour
With God’s Word
Accordance to context
With one another
Love, compassion, encouragement
Truth in love
May His Kingdom come.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 21 August 2012 at 4:43pm
Inspiration On: Sunday, 28 August 2012 at 2:37pm

“Blend in harmony” came when I was writing the observation of the hustling wind. On Saturday dusk, the production of cake and car inspired me. Then Walt Disney animations and other Japanese animations came into the picture where each elements were analysed and generalized. The piano inspiration struck on Sunday dusk.

Eternity

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Deep within our innermost soul
There lies an unfathomable vacuum
There lies a lasting eternity
Relentless in its pursuit
A soul inside the perishable bodies
Longing and searching that eternity
Which is the
Hunger, thirst, and craving
Of many souls

Even the kings of Egypt
The first emperor of unified China, Qing Shi Huang
And many unknown people
Many believes in eternity
Many believes in the immortality
The immortality of perishable bodies

Where is the eternity that
Everybody is longing and searching
That eternity can be found
In Jesus Christ, the Messiah
The Son of A Living God.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 at 2:44am
Revised On: Thursday, 21 June 2012 at 2:02am

The above inspiration is birthed through the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 10 to 12 (NIV), “I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” Then the following Scriptures inspire me:

Matthew 16:15-17 (NIV)
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.

John 3:35-36 (NIV)
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

John 6:40 (NIV)
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

John 3:16 (NIV)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 5:11 (NIV)
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:13 (NIV)
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:20 (NIV)
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Water

Soak me in Your water
In Your Living Water
Just like a sponge soaked in the water
Drink deep in Your Word
Enter deep into Your Presence
How, to enter into your presence, O Lord?
How?
Please tell me.
Please guide me.
Please teach me.

To lead a clean life
Deep within my heart need to be clean
Deep within my heart need to be pure
And to walk according to Your Word.
Keep my heart pure, O Lord.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 15 October 2011 at 1:28pm, 4:22pm, 11:32pm
Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 12:57am
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 at 1:06pm

Why use the word “in”? In Christ, we find love, hope and strength in the brink of our soul’s destruction.
As I was re-washing my comb due to some dirt and tried to make it as clean as possible, the above second paragraph came to me as I was reminded of the book of Psalm 24:3-5 and 51:10

Psalm 24:3-5 (NIV)
Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior.

Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

As I searched the keyword, “pure heart”, the book of Hebrews guides us how to lead us into his presence in chapter 10 verse 21 to 23, “and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Society Values

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Is freedom good for the youngsters?
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Refer: Exodus 4:5-10;5:28-30;6:6-8 (KJV)

When a teenager turns to 21 year old, they are considered adult and can make his/her own decisions. I observe that nowadays the society has changed a lot from olden days.

Olden days value the sanctity of marriage and a responsible living. This also teaches the younger generation to be more responsible in their actions and decisions. No abortion. Children are being valued as a gift. Children honour and obey their parents. The grown up children provide and take good care of their old parents.

Current society starts to allow dating couple to stay together and have intimate relationship outside married. They choose not to live with their parents. All they want is to break free from the authority figures. It is regarded independent of their parents. Not just that, they feel that they can do whatever they want. No one can restrict them. This may seem trivial to most people, but it may not be the case. Virginity is not being valued anymore. This also teaches people to be irresponsible in their marriage life and take it as a game. Divorces rate are increasing. That is why there are so many broken families. Children are hurt. More of them are abandoned. Abortion is accepted. Some mothers even murder their newly born babies. Not just that, more elderly home. Old parents are abandoned by their grown up child. The grown up child only thinks for themselves, instead of caring the old.

What is the society turning into?

In Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” speaks about God’s heart. The reason of His commandments is meant for the well-being of ourselves and our future generations. Our authoritative figure who knows what is right and wrong may rebuke us when we are children, but it is meant for our own good. During young times, we feel restricted in what we do, but it is meant for our own good.

What I mean is not all conservative traditions are correct such as being superstitious. But their values about living, marriage, and commitment are good for us.

The best guidance for our lives can be found in God’s Word.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for letting me to grow up in a conservative family. I’m thankful for my parents to guide me with their value system. This shapes my value system and the decisions that I make. As I think back of my parents’ disciplines, now I’m thankful for it.

Where is the Safest Place?

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If the house is built on the ground, may have earthquake.
If the house is near the valley, may have volcanic eruption.
If the house is in boat, may have seaquake.
If the house is in the aeroplane, may have violent storm in the sky.

Where is the best place to stay?
Where is the safest place to stay?
None is safe.
This shows
Our vulnerabilities
Our weakness
Our limitations
How small we are.

We can only put our trust in the Living God, the Creator of all.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 31 October 2010.

Wish YOU Happy Birthday

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Wish You happy birthday, LORD JESUS
Today is Your birthday.
On the day, You were born
You are the best Gift for the world.

JESUS, Thou are
The only One came from heaven.
The Light shines in this dark world.
The hope of this world.
The fulfilled promise from GOD, the Only Way.
The eternal, living SAVIOUR.
The LORD of all.
The SON of GOD.
The One who humbles Himself to come to this world
in flesh, died on the cross for our sins.
Resurrect again to know that You a living GOD.
The cross signifies GOD’s love for us, our Redeemer.

Thanks be to Thou, for all Thou have done.
O LORD, You alone deserves all the praise, glory and honour.
We worship You, for You are GOD ALMIGHTY.
You first love us, so we want to love You.
You deserves all our worship.
You deserves all our worship.
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Inspired on: Thursday, 25 December 2003

Jesus, Lord Jesus, You are Worthy of my Praise

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Chorus
Jesus, Lord Jesus, You are worthy of my praise
You are worthy of my love
Jesus, Lord Jesus, You are worthy of my praise
You are worthy of my love
Jesus, Lord Jesus, You are worthy of my praise
You are worthy of my love

Verse 1
Your hand stretched out to me with love
You offered me Your help when i’m so helpless
A broken hearted, You receive me with love
You saved and delivered me out from the darkness
Jesus, Jesus, You are worthy of my praise
You are worthy of my love

Verse 2
When i’m in pain, You’ve heard my cry and my prayer
Slowly, You answered my prayer
Gently, You knit my heart
Gently, You restored my wounded soul
Gently, You changed my heart
Jesus, my soul find rest in You
Jesus, You are worthy of my praise

Verse 3
My heart is grateful to You
My heart is thankful to You
i can’t express it with beautiful words
May You accept my thanking heart to You

Verse 4
Jesus, teach me how to simply love You
I want to love You forever
For You are the only One deserve my worship
For You are the only One deserve my acclaim
May God the Father be praised through You

Verse 5
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are truly the Son of God
You are truly the true and living God
You are the Saviour of my soul

Bridge
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Jesus Christ
i want to worship You forever
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Inspired on: Saturday, 9 August 2003