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I Believe

I believe in Jesus and

the gospel of grace

It’s the light in this world and

gives strength in this race

I believe he’ll change hearts and

free us these chains

Bring us thru tears and

storms when it rains

I believe in God’s mercy and

His unfailing love

How He’s always beside me and

His guidance is from love

I believe in Jesus and

He’s faithful to forgive

How He changed my heart and

points me in the right direction to live

I believe in God’s Word and

how His Truth changes lives

It points us to right choices

where each believer can thrive

I believe in Jesus and

His unending reign

My home is in heaven

where there’s no tears and no pain

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017


I thought that I was the power

So I built a high tower

I wanted to reach the stars

But left only scars

Then I built walls that were high

Over my head that touched the sky

Reinforced with mortar and brick

So no one can see how I tick

They were made to keep you at bay

At league to keep you away

The higher that I would climb

To seek pleasures sublime

I thought that I was doing well

But I was on the road to hell

Little did I know

There was a different way to go

The Lord stopped me in my tracks

Now I know there’s no turning back

It was His Goodness that I taste

Unmerited favor and His Grace

He washed me with His Blood

Clean me from all the mud

My life is what I give

To serve Him is how I live

His commands I try to obey

His Word is where I should stay

I am free to live at last

I’ve been freed from my past

I’ve been washed by His Blood

Freed only by His Love




© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

I take and take and take

In your skin I make you quake

I pose as the angel of light

With me you’ll do nothing but fight

You will fight to keep me around

As I turn your life upside down

I first come as your friend

Life with me never has to end

I’m your secret that will destroy

I will use you as my toy

They say curiosity killed the cat

You thought that I was phat

My aim was to destroy your life

To take your family and wife

All you have is what I took

I would even take your looks

Your dignity and pride were next

There was nothing I would reject

I caused you nothing but pain

On the just and unjust it will rain

I take and take and take

In your skin I make you shake

You quiver when I’m around

I turned your life upside down

What Am I




© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

I’m a child of the One True King

When I think of Jesus I do nothing but sing


It’s in my heart that I praise His Name

Because of His grace He covers my shame


My sin is covered because of His Love

My life isn’t here it’s in heaven above


I’m bought with a price the price of the cross

He came to find me when I was lost


My life isn’t mine it belongs to Him now

I give Him my word for this is my vow


It’s in His ways that I learn to walk

How precious is His Blood even when I balk


I follow Him now I must count the cost

It’s freedom I find when I kneel at the cross


Christ is my refuge in His Word I must hide

He carries my burdens as I walk by His side




© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017

This is a poem written by my daughter Christina Wilson.


I began to dwell in my thoughts

Does He love me or not

It seems in my mind

The devil has me in knots


Over and over again

How I repeat my own sin

The devil has me confused

My life is what’s bruised


It’s in my mind that I dwell

My voice wants to tell

Of God’s great grace

How He spared me from hell


I now dwell in my thoughts

Does He love me or not

It’s His voice that I hear

How He draws me so near



© Copyright By Christina Wilson, All Rights Reserved 2017

It’s the church that we are called to be

Because Christ died on Calvary’s tree

It was the lost He came to save

Death couldn’t hold Him in the grave

On the third day He rose to life

To conquer sin and strife

It was His message that was spread

From His Word is where it’s read

His commands we learn to obey

As we walk with Him each day

He came to redeem us all

From the curse of the fall

He will come in and change your heart

From there you will be set apart

We then have a new life to live

It’s our service we learn to give

The church is who we are called to be

Now this is the call for you and me

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved 2017