Archive for October, 2012


I am getting all twisted up in my mind

The words to express I can’t seem to find

I have an addiction that I can’t seem to shed

The voices are telling me it is all in my head

I put it in the hands of Christ only to take it

back again

The voices in my head are telling me to give


Who am I going to let win in this battle

On the fences in life my choice is not to


I put it back in the hands of my Lord Jesus


This demon gets stronger but I will not be


This strength does not come from myself

It comes from Christ’s Spirit, without it

I need help

This battle in addiction never seems to come

to an end

Put it in the hands of Christ my strength

comes from within

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012


Sometimes I feel like an old book on a shelf

I try to fit in, I try to be myself

Anxiety which I call Stress

This is what I allow to cause my mess

Throw in some worry, throw in some fear

Close my heart so no one can come near

I battle myself, I battle my mind

This old book would anyone dare find

These are my feelings, they can lead astray

These are my struggles on any given day

Inside the cover this book has a heart

God provides grace to set it apart

This old book all tattered and tore

By the Blood of the Lamb is being restored

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012


Why do I give into pleasures

When I am Gods valued treasure

Why do I give into my desires

Then disobeying what God requires

Why can’t I avoid temptation

When I am Gods creation

Is my new life not enough

Why does faith seem so tough

My flesh is weak, alone in I give

My life is not for me to live

Christ suffered, died on a cross

He died for me and all who’s lost

He sent His Spirit to live within

And to convict me of all my sin

What God requires is obedience

There’s not room for deviance

I am called to live, to be set apart

Straddling the fence is not a part

Faith doesn’t have to be so hard

Trust Christ, His Word I must regard

God’s Word does not lie

He requires I do more than try

His Word says I must stand firm

Study His Word, faith, He will confirm

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012



How do we fulfill the Law of Love

By first loving God above

We then carry the burdens for one another

By this we show love for our brother

We clothe those who are cold

And nurture those who are old

We shelter those who are in the street

And feed all those who need to eat

We give drink to those who thirst

And tend to the needs of others first

We visit those who are in chains

And pray for those who are in pain

We show love for all those in need

We obey Jesus by planting a seed

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012

In my mind I can not seem to see

In my heart what is so wrong with me

I look at myself, I’m not happy inside

I get depressed, loneliness won’t subside

Amongst many people, lost in a crowd

The voices in my head won’t stop getting loud

Paranoia sets in, I want to run away

From the Word of God I try not to stray

Voices in my head trying to pull me down

Keep faith in Christ, He is my solid ground

But then a new day starts

Something still tearing at my heart

I’m trying not to run, trying not to stray

Please help me Lord, for this I pray

Christ’s strength is my only hope

I hold on tight, please help me to cope

I keep in prayer, You do affirm

Keep faith in Christ, He’s how I Stand Firm


© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012


Oh how disappointed am I

When I disobey my God on High

His Spirit guides me in what not to do

It hurts to turn a blind eye to

The conviction of sin in my heart

Repentance where do I start

By confessing and turning from sin

How hard in the world we live in

Is it hard to abstain from worldly desires

When to serve the Lord my priority is higher

The guilt of sin seems way too strong

Only because my choices have all been wrong

Lord, I pray that you please change my heart

Because Your Grace I’ve been given me a new start


© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012

There once was a man who died for you and me

He hung from a carved wooden tree

He was born as a baby like you and I

If only we knew in advance, the ending of His life,

oh how we still cry

The price He paid for us all was so high

For a friend would anyone dare die

He walked as a man so pure is His heart

To set the standard of life to give us a new start

His life is a ransom to set all captives free

So all who walk in His ways are made Free Indeed

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and  2012