High Priestly Praise (Hebrews 4:14-5:3)

Sing praise to God, you sons of men!
For this High Priest whom you are given,
Who makes atonement for your sin,
For with our trials He has striven.
In all our passions He was caught,
With all temptations He has fought,
And yet He gained the victory!

So come before the throne of grace,
And look for comfort in no other.
With confidence before His face,
Who’s not ashamed to call you brother.
And there His mercy you’ll receive,
And you’ll find grace when you believe,
And join Him in His victory!

For Christ as priest was made a man,
To stand before God’s holy anger.
He shed His blood – the Law’s demand,
And saved us from damnation’s danger.
And He is gentle when we err,
For He was weak when on the earth,
Yet brought us into victory!

You ignorant, come now be wise!
You errant give to Him allegiance!
And see this living sacrifice,
Who over came man’s fallen weakness.
And once for all He paid the price,
Perfection which need not die twice,
But won eternal victory!

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See the Hands of Jesus

See the hands of Jesus:
The calluses of heavy work,
For He was never idle,
When He was living on this earth.
The hammer, awl, and chisel,
Were frequent tools in Jesus’ hands,
And He was surely sun-burnt,
When He was living as a man.
If He then is your master,
Then follow in His diligence,
For working gives God glory,
Both preaching truth, or mending tents.

See the hands of Jesus:
Disfigured by the bloody nails,
They speak the testimony,
Of grace which never, never fails.
Since by His grace He bought you,
Then clothed in grace you must proceed,
And when He gives you profit,
Use it to give to those in need.

Train Up a Child (Proverbs 22:6)

You hold an everlasting soul:
The child lying in your arms.
You have the honor, then, to mold,
Their very life – their mind, their heart.

So cultivate a teacher’s part,
Encode the Bible in their hearts.
With family worship daily done,
In reading, prayers, and hymns sung.
Enthusiasm is your tool,
Your loves your children will love too.
And keep in mind the end looked for:
A godly servant of the Lord.
So one-on-one take time with them,
Disciple, love, and deal with sin.
You never will regret this life,
When you bring Children to the Christ.