Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This Song Is Not For Everyone

The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and trapped.
Since they have rejected the word of the Lord,
what kind of wisdom do they have?


This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord...

...But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, 
 whose confidence is in him.

This 'song' below is not for everyone 
But for anyone 
who puts their trust in God

To the ruler of earth and Heaven; Forgiver of sin 
Where the darkness is riven by His light without, within 

To He who instills bud and seed with miraculous mien 
And satisfies the need of all who by His blood are clean 

To He who helps us muster faith when we trust in his Word 
And grants us confidence because His Way is undeterred 

To He who does not lead the sheep of his pasture astray 
But is a Faithful Shepherd, no matter what scorners say 

To He who WAS, IS and Will BE, whose love will never fail 
Who paid sin’s debt at Calvary and rent the temple’s veil 

To He who understands the prayers we pray and always hears 
The pleas we cannot utter as they fall in groans and tears 

To He who receives everyone who believes in his Name 
And does not count against us damning track-records of shame 

As far as east is from the west as pardon’s rivers pour 
He washes our sin-debt and remembers it no more 

To He who does not change like shifting shadows but abides 
And is hope’s steadfast anchor in Time’s tumultuous tides 

To He who bends autumn with leaves and lends wonder’s fine art 
Who does not judge our harvest-sheaves by size but by the heart 

If He postpones His coming will upon the Saviour call 

Who does not bribe, but beckons with an everlasting love 

To He who promises to bless we who trust in the Lord 
Thine is the kingdom, power and glory forevermore 

© Janet Martin 

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