Some Poetry On The Love Of God



This page currently exclusively features the poetry of Joseph Olivier, but over time will include poetry from other authors. Joseph is an earnest college student who loves the Lord Jesus and exudes that love in His poetry.




The Poetry

What Shall You Do?

John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."


Born in a manger

Was God's Son our Savior

In the midst of the night

The star shining so bright

It lit the whole world

With salvation foretold

With glory and splendor

Which no one could render

We had hope so grim

And we lived in our sin

But He came to save us all

The One who knew us before the fall

So that we may not perish

But His mercy cherish

He lived a life of service

With truth for teaching and boldness

His life remained without a spot

With incorruption that couldn't be bought

He lived a life for all to follow

So that we may have hope if we die tomorrow

He was tempted by darkness

Which once was so spotless

And he did prevail

By conquer of self

For He is the Rock

That broke the deadlock

Which tied us to sin

From the deepness within

He was accused

And withstood the abuse

That was rightfully ours

In His final hours


So He took His last breath

And looked in the sky

He looked down on death

Barely alive

He spoke His last words

“It is finished” He said

Up flew the birds

And down leaned His head

As He laid on the cross

His body was still

He paid the highest cost

Up there on that hill

No bone had been broken

But His blood was shed

And the thorns they had woven

Right unto His head

Then darkness fell over

All of the skies

And we were no longer

Tied to our lives


Now we had life

With freedom in Christ

He broke through our strife

With conviction and light


Life has two roads

That you must follow

With many loads

And many sorrows


Through all the strife

Though many things are said

Some people choose life

And some people choose death


But there is a voice

“Choose life” He says

Please make the right choice

Before you take your last breath


For this He has died

To lift up all people

He is alive

And He made us all equal


He has saved us from our sin

He has made all wrongs right

He has freed us within

To walk in His light


Will you choose all the pain?

Will you take on the toll?

“For what will man gain

If he loses his soul”?


But fear not there's hope

It is Jesus our Lord 

By His grace grab the rope

Put your faith in His Word

Christ will be coming

Like never before

Will He find us yawning,

Or ready for war?

To Him trust your lives

To Jesus the Lord

He knows your life

And He knows all the chords

We may not know now

What we will know then

We shall know how

God's Son walked with men


So what is your thesis,

What shall you do?

Knowing that Jesus,

Gave all Himself for you?—Joseph Olivier



Encouraging Thoughts

Jeremiah 31:3 "The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."


Our God is always with us

From the morning to the night

For to Him we are so precious

The apple of His sight


Your Father called you from the womb

He already knew your name

The Power that raised Jesus from the tomb

Has never changed, It has stayed the same


Through It chains are broken

By It we are saved

And by God’s Grace we have been chosen

To one day be forever raised


Through this life we all must tread

But the battle has been won

And it is all because God said:

“I will give for them My Son”


Today again we have a choice

Thanks to the One who could afford

He gave His life and raised His voice

Trust in your Sovereign God and Trust in you Gracious Lord


"When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own." – Desire of Ages 324.1