This Poem Is From A Colletion Of Christian And Patriotic Poetry
Title: "Thoughts In Verse"
By George A. Wiens

IT IS UP TO YOU


WHEN TRIALS O'ER SET YOU ON LIFE'S LONG ROAD,
WHEN TEMPTATIONS AND TROUBLES APPEAR,
A HELPER IS NEEDED TO GUIDE YOU ALONE,
IN "CHRIST JESUS" YOUR ANSWER IS NEAR.

THE CHRISTIAN MUST ALWAYS STAY ON THE ALERT,
FOR SATAN WILL TEMPT HIM WITH SIN.
THE BATTLE IS ENDED AT ETERNITY'S GATE,
"SATAN" OR "CHRIST", WHO WILL WIN.

HOW WILL YOU ANSWER "SATAN'S" CALL,
"POPULARITY AND WEALTH" HE WILL SAY,
"ARE THE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS ON EARTH,
THEY ARE YOURS IF YOU SERVE ME TODAY".

"CHRIST" DOES NOT OFFER GLORY AND WEALTH,
OR THAT TRIALS WILL NOT COME YOUR WAY.
BUT IF YOU WILL STAY FAITHFUL TO HIM THRU LIFE,
YOUR REWARDS WILL BE GREATER HIS WAY.

A MASION IN HEAVEN, ETERNITY IN HELL,
"GOD" LEAVES THE DECISION TO YOU.
FOR SATAN LURES MANY TO HIS WAY OF LIFE,
BUT "CHRIST" WINS THE COURAGEOUS FEW.