The Way to Paradise

by Paul Mayes Jamar

My righteousness is but filthy rags
for I have fallen from grace as sin drags.

Me under its influence of death and decay
yet a ray of hope from a cross came my way.

I am cleansed, I am cleansed, washed white as snow
my sins covered by the blood of the lamb, you know.

Jesus Christ paid for my sin at Calvary
salvation has come to me all for free.

My life was just a wasteland where I failed
but Jesus has made it an oasis with a water well.

Streams of living water flow from His word
cleansing and purifying my soul that was absurd.

Now I stand with lions who defy the evil one
led by the Lion of Judah, forever we have won.

I have my ticket to Heaven with departure coming soon
when my Lord and Master will orbit the sun and moon.

Draw me near to His glorious presence on the great day
As His freedom has given me a way in Paradise to stay.

Paul Mayes Jamar was born in Brownwood, Texas in March 1955. He spent most of his life in Texas, just within the last twenty years he moved to Missouri. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Mr. Jamar was a third generation radio broadcaster owning several stations in the Austin, Texas area. He has written four books of Christian poetry. He hopes to get published soon. He has been published in Highland Park Poetry’s website with his poem, “Bluebonnet Sonnet,” and “Sunrise,” and in their book on Shoes, with His poem, “Shoe Holes.” Also, soon to be in Central Texas Writers Society’s Anthology on Nature with his poem, “The Big Red Ant.” Mr. Jamar lives with his wife Cynthia Jamar, and has three children living elsewhere.

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