Saturday, 4 March 2017

Valerie Lorusso

Vivacious in demeanor,

Attractive, with fine class,

Loving all her family,

Eloquence, en masse,

Restrained, with calm assurance,

Intriguing, yet quite coy,

Everybody loves her,

Lavishing much joy.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

That's "Gib"

That's Gib

Generous and caring

Displaying love and cheer,

Witty yet affectionate,

In our hearts, you're held dear.

Loved with many friendships,

No matter where you'd go,

Never, since I met you,

Did I e'er see a foe.

You showed appreciation

For simple acts of care,

The fact that you've been taken,

It just seems so unfair.

We'll miss your caring outlook,

Your witty, cheery stance,

To tell how much we loved you,

Alas, some missed the chance.

Though now you're reunited

With Tina by your side,

Her passing tore your heart out,

That love, you could not hide.

It grieves us all to ponder

Why you were meant to part,

Though you're not in our presence,

 You'll aye be in our heart.

                                                          Colin Ross

Farewell my friend

Thursday, 5 May 2016

To Know, Know, Know Him

To know, know, know Him,
Is to love, love, love Him,
Just to walk His way,
In His will, to stay,
Yes. to know, know, know Him,
Is to love, love, love Him,
And I do, yes I do, do you?

When He died for me,
On that cruel tree,
He endured such agony
Just so He could set me free,
He rose again triumphantly
And He lives in Heav'n eternally,
He wants you and me there too.

Why can't men see
How vast His love be?
Some day He'll return
To take His own to Glory.

To know, really know Him,
Is to love, truly love Him
Live for Him each day,
In His will, obey,
Yes to know, know, know Him,
Is to love, love, love Him
And I know, He loves you too.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Fare thee well

The Bebees, they've departed
To pastures old - yet new,
They were in a dilemma
Of what was right, to do.

They prayed and sought out wisdom
From Father God, above,
Knowing HE would show them
His guidance, with His love.

Four years as guiding shepherd,
At Northside Baptist Church,
Passed torch on to another,
Didn't leave us in the lurch.

We'll miss your kindly faces,
 Reflecting back, we'll pause,
For those we know as "Bebees"
Have now become "Waswas".

So enjoy your new adventure,
In His will, be you bound,
And trust in His unfailing grace
That His "Glorious Love" be found

                                                       Colin Ross

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Addenda to 'Who is this man'

Who is this Man

Addenda (in blue) to an anthem by Mary Kay Beall entitled Who is this Man? sung in my home church choir a few years ago.

Who is this man upon a cross
By love's decree, brought low?
They say He came to save the world
Because God loved us so
The King of Kings
And Lord of Lords
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Can it be true
He died for me
And yes, would die again

Who is this man upon the cross?
He is a friend to me
And though I oft Him disappoint
His love has set me free
The King of Kings
And Lord of Lords
Eternally He'll reign
And yes it's true
He died for me,
But will return again

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Flying Dragons

Have you ever seen a dragon soaring swiftly through the sky?
Or seen one leap with trunks of legs to rise up, oh so high?
You e'er seen one prepare to land?  that sight would terrify,
Don't worry if you haven't, 'cause for certain, nor have I.

I haven't seen that 'scaly green' the fly space occupy,
Nor seen the fiery puffing beast, earths gravity, defy,
And while no ogreish brute exists, I cannot tell a lie,
While I've not seen flying dragons, I've seen a 'dragonfly'.