Choose Life

by Don Johnston

As Moses led the Israelites into the Promised Land,

God gave them a clear challenge, and made them take a stand.

He set before them Life and Death, and let them choose their way,

But just before they made their choice, God said, "I'd like to say...

Choose LIFE!! Its blessings now I'll give,

Choose LIFE!! I want you all to live!

Reject the curse of death, the lure of Satan, sin and strife;

For the childrens' sake, the nation's fate, I say to all, choose LIFE!!"

Some women find themselves "with child," and fear to have the birth;

They're told it's "their own body," the "fetus" has no worth.

They listen to the doctor say, "We'll make this ‘go away,'"

But just before they make their choice, God says, "I'd like to say...

Choose LIFE!! Its blessings now I'll give,

Choose LIFE!! I want you all to live!

Reject the curse of death, the lure of Satan, sin and strife;

For the childrens' sake, the nation's fate, I say to all, choose LIFE!!"

The voters go into the booth, to choose a politician;

They pause to mark their ballot, it will be a big decision.

The time has come to cast their vote, Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, which way?

But just before they make their choice, God says, "I'd like to say...

Choose LIFE!! Its blessings now I'll give,

Choose LIFE!! I want you all to live!

Reject the curse of death, the lure of Satan, sin and strife;

For the childrens' sake, the nation's fate, I say to all, choose LIFE!!"

"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live..." (Deut. 30:19).

by Don Johnston, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hibbing, MN