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Book of life
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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 01:45 pm
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Marty Ray Boone

Joined: Mon Oct 24th, 2011
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina USA
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A record up in heaven called
the book of life above
For every saint of Holy God
who reached out to his love

The blood of precious Jesus
who had washed their sins away
Provides eternal life to them
A home for them to stay

For every one who's name's not there
who does not know my Lord
Eternally shall then be damned
Not be in one accord

For only loving Jesus
can write names in that dear book
Of those who had just turned away
And every sin forsook!

When Jesus comes in rapture
the age of grace shall end
And then comes sudden judgment
For unbelievers then

Who trusted not in Jesus
to wash their sins away
An anti-Christ deceives them
And steals their souls away!

A time will come when judgment
shall fill the Earth below
And millions of lost people
To hell will someday go

For when believing Christians
with Christ shall fly away
the Earth then knows the judgment
damnation in that day

So now as you have time I ask
Will you reach out to Christ?
To write your name upon the book
The book that will suffice

To seal your fate eternally
To live with God above
The author of eternal life
The God of endless love!

copyright Friday, December 28th, 2018

I believe that this is the first gospel song here about the book of life found in heaven!


Last edited on Fri Dec 28th, 2018 10:12 pm by Marty Ray Boone

Marty Ray Boone, now seeking God's will for my life and asking if I may serve him as a gospel bass singer and singer of harmonies in that form of music! I thank Holy God for my voice! Near perfect pitch as well, guidance for my fingers on that piano, AMEN
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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 08:15 pm
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TSF Administrator

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The book of life is a great theme for a gospel song. I don't remember seeing one posted here about it either.

The structure feels tight and the rhyming is consistent.

A couple of minor sugs:
who do not know my Lord > who does not know my Lord

Who had not trusted Jesus > Who trusted not in Jesus

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 Posted: Fri Dec 28th, 2018 09:35 pm
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Location: Poughkeepsie, New York USA
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Spot on Marty. This is really good.

I love this:

Who had not trusted Jesus
to wash their sins away
An anti-Christ deceives them
And steals their souls away!

The end is wonderful. I love God as the author of eternal love. Nice!

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2019 01:42 am
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M.P. Dudash

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Marty this is good. Probably my favorite gospel tune of yours, nice work.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 14th, 2019 12:26 am
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This is great.. one of your best!! 'Does' needs to be 'do' though, grammatically. You go, son!

For every one who's name's not there
who does not know my Lord

("For every one who's name's not there
who do not know my Lord")

Last edited on Thu Mar 14th, 2019 12:34 am by SongWriterJoe

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