This fine 40 page booklet containing excellent photographs, wonderful poems and helpful meditations has frequently been used in Churches.
Regarding the Poem book on the right, Mr Tony Cracknel wrote:
I consider it an honour and a pleasure to write a few words concerning this booklet of Ray Chaplin’s poems. From the first time I read them I found a oneness with the author concerning the deep and blessed doctrines of the Word of God on which they are so solidly based and the more I read the more I felt that an effort should be made to make them available to others of the Lord’s people.
Its my desire firstly that these poems would bring all honour and glory to the great Head of the Church, our Lord Jesus Christ; secondly that the Lord’s dear people may be blessed and encouraged; and thirdly, that those who take no thoughts of eternity may be halted in their mad career and be brought to seek the Lord while He may be found.
May our Sovereign God bless each reader to the eternal good to his or her immortal soul, and may it be true that God’s dear Son, “in all things might have the pre-eminence” Colossians 1:18
Published in January 1990 – By Cow and Calf Press. £4.00 Inc. packaging and postage
This is just one of Ray’s poems to sample from the book:
Lord when the way before me seems
Distressing and not clear.
Help me to do the thing that’s right
To trust Thee and not fear.
When I’m confronted with a case
Where various openings be;
So guide my steps that I will go
The way that pleases Thee.
May I not venture in a way
That contradicts Thy Word;
And when in doubt may my aim be
To magnify the LORD.
If the right way seems wrong to those
Who would my helpers be,
Give me the grace to hold my ground
And ever honour Thee.
So may I do the thing that’s good
Nor be afraid of man,
Know Thee as guide and helper too
Whatever I may plan.
So though my days may sometimes be
Distressed and trying too;
With Thee as guide I will be blessed
In everything I do.
And when my journey here is done
And faith is turned to sight,
I’ll bless the hand that kept me safe –
And guided me aright.