Nature and the Bible tell of God's love,
The sunshine and rain that gladden the land,
The delicate flowers that perfume the air,
The songs of the birds all came from His hand.
The enemy would have us believe that
God is cruel, a tyrant, and exacting;
But Jesus came to reveal to us that
God is merciful, His love is everlasting.
The Father's love is stronger than death,
In sending His Son all Heaven is poured out
In one costly gift for you and for me.
Glory, Hallelujah! Let us sing and shout!
The demand of the Law is righteousness
Alas! We can't obtain it and woe is to our soul;
But God in His mercy provided for us the
Lamb that taketh away the sin of the world.
Amazing grace, Oh, can it be that God
Should grant us the gift of repentance?
Let's turn completely from our evil ways
And make Christ our total dependence.
He will forgive us of our transgression
And cleanse us from all unrighteousness;
He will remove from our hearts the stain
Of guilt and greed and selfishness.
Through the right exercise of the will
We can surrender wholly to our Father;
He will then work in us to will and to
Do according to His good pleasure.
God said, I'll make you righteous,
I'll give you, not a stony but, a new heart;
I'll put a right spirit within you
As snow I'll make your sins that's scarlet.
Believing in Jesus is not enough for
The devil believes and trembles we're told;
The faith that's not presumptuous is the faith
That works by love and purifies the soul.
Do we have faith to believe that
God would do all that He said He would?
If we believe His promises are sure then
We'll grow in grace as Christians should.
In Christ all things are become new
The fruits of the Spirit are evident;
Former life style and habits are abhored
Like light, the new life is now transparent.
To the heart renewed by divine grace
Love is the principle of all actions;
It transforms the character, subdues enmity
Governs the impulses, ennobles the affections.
As the flower turns to the sun for growth
We turn to the Sun of Righteousness;
By abiding in Him, we grow and mature
And develop into His image and likeness.
With self-sacrificing love we are to work
And labor for the salvation of souls;
With the Spirit leading in our lives
We'll proclaim that Jesus is Saviour of all.
The Word of God testifies of Jesus--
Both the Old and the New Testaments;
The principles of truth taught therein
Are summarized in the Ten Commandments.
Let's get acquainted with the Author
Let's read His Words in prayerful meditation;
They are Spirit and Life and food for our soul,
They will keep us from yielding to temptations.
The broad, ennobling truths of the Bible
Will elevate our thoughts, strengthen our minds,
Give vigor to the faculties, nobility of character,
Stability of purpose rarely seen in these times.
Prayer is the opening of the heart to God
As to a friend - it's the key in the hand of faith
That unlocks Heaven' storehouse where are treasured
The boundless resources the Great Omnipotence hath.
Pray without ceasing the Bible says,
Unceasing prayer is the unbroken union
Of the soul with the God of Heaven;
Oh what joy to have this sweet communion!
In both the natural and spiritual worlds
There are mysteries that have not been revealed;
Because we find some things hard to understand
Is not a reason to doubt God's Word is real.
All that pertaineth to our salvation
Will be made clear to us by our Counselor
And if we are obedient to the Father's Will
We will be taught Heavenly doctrines so pure.
Rejoice! Rejoice! in the Lord always;
Gather the roses, the lilies, and the pinks
Of God's precious promises and we will find
There's reasons to be glad more than we think.
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004