Space

In the space created without alcohol
Where there’s no wasteful drinking,
Gives room for life to thrive
And allows a galaxy of thinking.

In the space created by forgiveness
Where feelings can be tempered,
Life extends without need
To reconcile with the offender.

In the space created by empathy
Putting yourself in their shoes,
Fosters an understanding
Of the contrary point of view.

In the space created by love
There’s an expanse to be yourself,
Bereft of expectations
Of living in their dark cell.

In the space created by a cross
A victory for the Universe,
And the law of liberty
Bringing heaven to Earth.

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“Ephesians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭AMP‬‬ “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit”.

Ephesians‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬. “which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”

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All things have changed

You can download or listen to the song here. (1.45 mins, 1.6 mb)

Deep down in the middle of my mind
There’s a part I just can’t satisfy
It’s a corner of my mind I can never seem to fill
It’s still there after all that I try
I wonder why

Now all things have changed
All things are new
Jesus came to live in me
And He lives inside
And He fills the empty parts of my mind.

Now I know Him there’s a new way to live
From the new life that’s living inside
No longer feeling there is nothing to give
After all the these tears that I’ve cried
I’m satisfied.

Cos all things have changed….

Words, Music, guitar & vocals Copyright by Peter Hall.

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Google it

I had some friends over for tea
To sing happy birthday to me
I forgot to buy the KFC
So thought I’d give them a treat
So when you want to eat Chinese
And you really want to noodle it…

Just Google it !.

Their money gifts made me rich
Making money seemed like a cinch
I didn’t need a salesmanship pitch
To make myself a little niche
When you need to know the dollar
and how value of the rubel sits…

Just Google it !.

The Facebook photos made me seen
To all of my friendly team
At least that’s how it seems
Please hit “like” on your Computer screen
When you’re insecure
And you need a new approval hit…

Just Google it !

Looking for identity
And where your family history fits,

Need to know the goss
And the latest greatest show biz split,

Need to make a speech
And you need a joke to show your whit,

You know what to do !…

When you need to know your clan
And the colour of your tartan kilt…

Just Google it !.

Words & Music by Peter Hall Scotfree music. 1.7.2015

You can listen to, or download the song here. (1.5 mb. 1.38 mins)

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Two

Two Adams:
Sin through one
The other said “it’s done”.

Two gardens:
One was a paradise
The other where He agonised.

Two thorns:
Sin’s crown from a curse
Then for the King who had it reversed.

Two women:
One bought a lie to our race
The other reveals His eternal Grace.

Two seeds:
Death from the serpent’s lie
And life from the women’s thigh.

Two swords:
One guards the garden in the dark
The other stabs the King in His heart

Two garments:
One covered guilt and shame
The other is a gift that righteousness claims.

Two trees:
One pleasing to the eye yet bad for food
The other brings life and is always good.

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Thoughts on reading this poem;

– there are 8 stanzas. 8 is the number of resurrection. Jesus was resurrected in the “eighth day”. Circumcision happened on the 8th day…in the new covenant, our circumcision is of the heart: we could say it is also the number of a new creation identity. Jesus showed Himself 8 times after His resurrection. In Noah’s ark, 8 were saved. The Greek number for Jesus is 888.

– The second or contrasting line is the new covenant resurrection truth that contrasts the first line truth “where” Christ redeemed us from.

– after each stanza’s heading is a colon: which is two dots. A colon Is a pause before introducing related information, or expanding on the “coloned” thought. The two subsequent lines expand on the seed thought in the heading; two dots: two contrasting thoughts: death then life; two contrasting covenants: pre-cross and post-cross.

– The number “two” in scripture has few meaning that this poems highlights. “Two” is the number of unity: the unity of “creation and redemption”; the unity of God and the human race before the fall and after the cross. It can also be the number of “division”: the division of relationship between God and the human race, the division the fall bought between the Father and the Son at calvary, the division of sin and righteousness. It is also the number of “witness”; the witness of Christ to the world of His righteousness, the witness of the redemption to a fallen race.

– each stanza is in order of events: that is, they are progressive. God’s redemption is a progressive revelation of of His nature and person. The Kingdom of God is a seed that grows.

If you allow it, poetry can open your mind and make your think, then know, then experience the quality of the Life of Christ. Many of my poems have meaning beyond the words. Enjoy !.

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I’m not who I used to be

You can listen to, or download the song here. (2.2mb. 2.23 mins)

You exchanged my life for your own
Grace came down to me from Your throne,
Now Your life has changed me from within
The Glories of Your goodness make me sing,

Holy, Righteous, Beloved Son of God,
Gracious, Jesus, showed us Father’s Love,
Now You’ve given us Your Glory
Your Truth has now set me free
I’m not who I used to be
No I’m not who I used to be.

 

Words and music by Peter Hall
Copyright Peter Hall. Scotfree music

 

Im not what I used to be from Peter Hall on Vimeo.

 

 

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Real Love

Download or listen to the song here. (Guitar & Vocal. 1.95mb 2.08mins)

 

How could You
See my pain
Include me in the
Great Exhange
How could You
Relate to me
Bring me in then
Set me free

Real love
Real love.

How could you
Believe in me
Touch the eyes
So I can see
How could you
Live within
Now everyday
This begins,

Real love
Real love.

A real love that hopes all things
Never fails, believes all things
Never asks what it can’t give

Real love
Real love.

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Words and Music by Peter Hall.
Copyright Scot free music.

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Cause and effect

The Christian life is not robotic
The Kingdom of God is very organic.

It is not “do this and you will get that”
But a Seed of life on His welcome mat.

It’s not “do good and you’ll get good”
But feeding from Jesus the heavenly food.

It’s not “do bad and you’ll get bad”
But hearing the warnings from his red flags.

It’s not by principles or law based keeping
but letting seed grow, while you are sleeping.

We’re not asking God to create the external
For we already have what we need internal.

It’s not a structure you build so well
but a tree that grows; cell by cell.

It’s not that you know each chapter and verse
But an agreeing heart to His voice you’ve heard

It’s not a formula that you can do
But agreement to the Life inside of you.

The Kingdom of God is not for mechanics
But tillers of soil who love organics.

The Kingdom of God is not cause and effect
But seed and harvest for God’s elect.

 

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There is nothing

and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “ There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” (‭I Kings‬ ‭18‬:‭43‬)

 

The building has imploded
The bridge has buckled
The floods have done their thing
The fire has licked up the dust
There is nothing.

People’s promises proved untrustworthy
The well meaning preacher’s principles are unreliable
The mask of others have been exposed
Past experience seems irrelevant
There is nothing.

The emotions have numbed
The will has fluttered
The heart see two roads ahead, doubt,
The mind cries out
“There is nothing”.

Times lapses
God is slow
The trapeze artist hovers in the air between release and catch
Discomfited
There is nothing.

Courage for another look
Cloud as a man’s hand
The seventh time…long time
Lifts up the head from between the knees
There is something.

 

And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (‭II Kings‬ ‭5‬:‭13-15‬)

Working class mind

working class

He’s stuck with a working class mind
And grooves in the working class grind
And walks down the working class street
Where the mud sticks under his feet.

Always working to pay the rent
Or the interest on the mortgage lent
Living for the football game
So the weekend just grinds the same.

Then Monday comes around too soon
Five more days on the merry go round
Where boredom numbs his joyless mind
And the rhythm of life has no rhyme.

But Friday night is slowly on its way
And Celtic’s playing on Pay TV
A few pints will help him freeze his mind
And help sustain his working class grind.

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I Have Found

You can download or listen to the song here. (1.2mb, 1.17 mins. Guitar & Vox)

I have found
Where I belong
It is my Joy
It is my Song
I am found
In Jesus Christ
My Lord, my life

For He has given me
His life and breath
And by His sacrifice
I am righteous
All praise to Jesus

Words & music by Peter Hall. (copyright Scot free music).

Genre : Praise & Worship for home groups (Written for “The Identity Driven Life” series. This is the theme song).

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