Peter

Peter had boasted so loud to his Lord,
Confident phrases from his mouth had poured,

Peter had boasted so loud to his Lord,
Confident phrases from his mouth had poured,
Others may fail you - but never will I.
Danger may threaten - but Peter is nigh.


But when the soldiers had captured the Lord,
The ear of the servant by Christ been restored,
Peter had slunk to the loud mocking throng,
Into the hall where he did not belong.


Joy must have flown when he heard their loud cries;
Fear must have gripped him amidst their rank lies,
Thus the great peter who boasted so loud,
Denied his master and swore at the crowd.


But when the cock crowed - remorse smote his breast,
Peter repented his sin and confessed,
Ah, the deep sorrow that Peter went through,
He had denied Christ, and publicly too!

Perhaps you like Peter have failed in the crowd,
Perhaps under pressure to sin you have bowed,
Peter forgiven, was used by the Lord,
Peter forgiven, was fully restored.


You too may fall at our dear Saviour's feet,
You too may taste his forgivness so sweet,
Like him, forgiven, and used by the Lord,
Like him, forgiven, and fully restored.

~ Jenny Daniel