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  RICHARD MERRELL (17/07/1949)
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Nighty Night

'Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
if I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take'?

Never have I heard a prayer
That's filled with so much doubt,
Read Psalm three and verse five
That's what it's all about!

So, when I lay me down to sleep
God's angels walk the floor,
I dwell in safety as I sleep
'cause I also read Psalm four.

In that Psalm these words I read,
'I laid me down and slept,
and I awoke' once more again
'the Lord sustained and kept'

Psalm 3: 5
Richard Merrell




To murder one's own body
Is to seal eternal death
To take your life by your own hand
And cut off your own breath.
For many say of suicide
'A brave act it does seem'
But a tragedy is this way out
From things that, might have been.
For to those that suicide
It brings them but a curse
Compared to the troubles they left behind
Their state is now far worse.

'cause choosing death instead of life
In the Christ who rose to save;
The only portion they have left
Is the rotteness of the grave.

John 3: 16

SUICIDE....'If a murderer is guilty because he is a destroyer of man, he who kills himself is under the same guilt. For he also kills a man. In fact his crime can be considered the greater, for the punishment of it belongs to God alone. We did not come into this life of our own accord. Therefore, we can withdraw from this habitation of the body.....only by the command of Him who placed us in this body. We are to inhabit it until He orders us to depart from it.' Lactantius c.304 - 313
Richard Merrell



The Preacher

The preacher was the one who said,
That, 'All men do end up dead'
Another thing he did say
Was, 'Life's just vanity anyway.'

The Preacher was an old, old man
And from his years did understand
What was in life that could be won?
For, 'There's nothing new under the Sun.'

The Preacher knew that all men die
So spoke the truth he did not lie;
'With nothing is every man born;
so too in death with nothing, gone.'

The Preacher taught that life is short
And all OUR efforts come to nought;
He did not say this in despair
For, 'Life is like a breath of air.'

The Preacher finished and concluded
And his words were not deluded,
The end of the whole matter he did say;
Was, 'Keep the commandments and God obey.'

The Preacher in wisdom did understand
For what he taught came from God's hand
Who moulds a gold or clay pitcher;
The Preacher was Solomon from Holy Scripture.

Richard Merrell

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Vote, Vote, Vote

He supports the Liberals
But you, the ALP
Others trust The Call to Aust.
Or back the NDP.

Even in the church they cry
'Vote on polling day
pick someone as leader;
and you can have YOUR say.'

I'd rather not, is my reply
I dare not vote you see;
Should I reject the Lord -
be yoked politicly? '

Well, that's my explanation
'Yeshua is Lord' I quote
But if you love the world;
You better Vote, Vote, Vote.

1 Samuel 8

Note: voting is compulsory in Australia, however I don't, and trust the Lord to deliver me.... and he does!
Richard Merrell
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