by Peter O'Brien
FAREWELL "...Every one of you who does not renounce his possession,
can not be my disciple." Luke 14:33
To my old ways, my old days,
To yesterday's yearn and itch, now
I walk as a pupil to the Joy-Maker -- Jesus.
To those memories,
Forged in sin's fire,
Burning down all stairways to You, now
I walk as a pupil to the Cheer-Maker -- Jesus.
To those spells,
Caging and chaining my soul, now
I walk as a pupil to the Smile-Maker -- Jesus.
Jesus, the Key-Maker,
Unlocked the home of grace
Through the blooded iron of the Cross,
Let me be rich with it, so to be
Your Son's apprentice.