Monday, October 18, 2021

Hallelujah, What a Promise

Inspired by my sister-in-law's mom's funeral message and prayers
of hope, comfort and exhortation...
The minister who opened the funeral service stated
'If it were not for people dying a minister’s words would be vanity.'

What a privilege and wonder to we who, partakers of
God’s compassion, grace and comfort cannot drain His wells of love

What a hope we have through Jesus; debt no ram could reimburse
Paid upon the cross that frees us from mortal’s inherent curse

Hark! an open invitation, calls to all ‘come unto me’
Beckons to each tribe and nation with salvation’s guarantee

What a blessing to be bidden to draw from Mercy’s wellspring
Though His reasoning is hidden, God is good in everything

Hallelujah, what a Savior, man’s preaching is not in vain
Resurrection’s glorious favour turns death into life again

By one sin we all were blighted; by one death we are set free
By grace we are all invited to a Banquet yet to be

What a joy in spite sorrow, what a peace instills the gale
Yesterday, today, tomorrow, Jesus Christ will never fail

What a journey dust-to-dust is, paved with prayers and washed with tears
What a life of learning trust is, before Jesus reappears

Hallelujah, what a Promise keeps us pressing to the Prize
What a little vapour time is before death opens our eyes

© Janet Martin

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

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