Sortin’ Alley

by Kevin on May 16, 2011

Today’s cowboy poetry is from a cowboy I had the privilege of visitin’ with on the phone for about half an hour. He’s a godly man and I think you will be able to see that in his poetry. Thanks to Dee Studdard of Roswell, NM for sharin’ this around the campfire.

Sortin’ Alley

The cowboy said, “Son I need to talk to you, come over here and sit a spell.

You see, a time will come when you’ll need to make a decision, between Heaven and Hell.

I know you’re attending church regular, and memorizing God’s word’s a start.

But the real change occurs when you ask Jesus into your heart.

Now you may not realize why it’s urgent, but the deadline’s approaching fast.

Because good intentions are useless, and the things of this world won’t last.

So when you consider your choices remember, your salvation didn’t come cheap.

And the day’s coming when God, will separate the goats from the sheep.

Well, I can see by the look on your face you just don’t quite grasp the thought.

So I’ll put in into cowboy terms, what Christ’s precious blood has bought.

When we stocked this ranch with cattle, we purchased the neighbors tally.

And when they reached the headquarters, we put them in the sortin’ ally.

Soon the day’s coming when we’ll all be gathered up, called home by God’s powerful word.

And Jesus will be in the sortin’ ally, making the cuts to the herd.

The culls will go left; they’re rebellious and sick with sin.

They’ll never see the green pastures, cause for them, Heaven’s gate isn’t open.

Now the keepers will go to the right, their eternal fate is sealed.

For they carry the brand of God, and with the blood of Jesus are healed.

You see, we’ve all been paid for and where we go is determined by our mark.

You can go to Christ and receive your blessing, or ignore the opportunity and stay in the dark.

I can’t make your decision about salvation, But if your goal is a Heavenly crown.

Then my advice to you simple, just cowboy-up…………………..and kneel down.



Y’all leave Dee a comment if’n ya appreciated his work!

If you liked this, you might check out some other cowboy poetry on Campfire Cowboy Ministries:


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  • Don Coyote

    Dee, that’s a good ‘un. Thanks.

    • Dee Studdard

      Thanks, but I can’t take the credit. God gave me the words, I just wrote em’ down.

  • Ed

    That puts it in language any body can understand.

    • Kevin

      Pretty plain and simple to me. Thanks Ed.

      • Dee Studdard

        Well Kevin, I’m pretty plan and simple so I guess God thought it best to keep it that way.

  • Shirley Waldrop

    Everyone needs to read this

    • Dee Studdard

      Thanks, it does my heart good to know something God allowed me to be a part of has touched someone else. I truly feel blessed!

  • Jake

    Good stuff, pard. Thanks for sharin’ what God gave ya.

  • Shirley Waldrop

    I printed thihs out and sent it to my grandson’s father as I don’t beleive he has been saved. I an hoping this will have a change in his life. God Bless you!! god gave you and Kevin a Special gift.

  • Dee Studdard

    Thank you Shirley, your words were a much needed encouragement today. May God bless you and yours.

  • Kandis

    God’s awesum, havin Jesus is the best thing in the world-dont let the devil get ya

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