Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hark, What Streams in Sacred Splendor?

Hark, what streams in sacred splendor
From yon cauldrons blue-gold-gray?
Hark, what do those harp-strings render?
Heaven’s love-song called Today

High above, in star-strung rafter
Dawn spreads out Time’s transient tent
Where Today is like the laughter
Of a flower swiftly spent

Then, walk slowly; holy purpose
Fills, then spills from Heaven’s tray   
Where God’s Mercy, pure and precious
Grants to us one more Today

© Janet Martin 

They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness. The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in loving-kindness. The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.…Ps.145:7-9

 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness. He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.…Ps.103:7-9

 The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.' "Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your loving-kindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now."

 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Ps.86:5

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Ps.86:15


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