Shwcase of Grace (Ephesians 2:19-22)

The Lord the father made,
In beauty, truth, and grace,
Creation thus displays,
The image of His face.
His image found in man,
His grace found in the church,
That we might understand,
That when for Him we search,
That He is manifest,
Within His church – His bride,
So we may see Him best,
When at our brother’s side.
Where two or more unite,
Then He is there with them.
If seeking after Christ,
Seek His forgiven men.
For if you hate His church,
You’ll never follow Him,
But you must love and serve,
Your brother, though he sin.
For then you will find Christ,
And then you see His grace,
His image in your life,
When in the church you’re placed.
The church is not His grace,
But in her is displayed.
We unity embrace,
That hell may be dismayed.
For then we show the Lord –
His unity in us –
Unto the watching world,
With every pride rebuffed.
Humility and grace,
And truth, and unity,
Are parts of Jesus’ face,
That in His church we see.

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Psalm 27: To Turn My Heart

My God, my holy light by which I see,
My God, my saving life which hallows me,
My God, my sacred might protecting keeps,
Then what could make me tremble – make me fear?

My foes who sought to snare my life and soul,
Have stumbled on the air and broke their skulls,
Though armies siege, aware God keeps me whole,
My trust in Him who keeps His mercy near.

But one thing I have asked of God most high,
To in His presence bask, His beauty spy,
And take my mental task to truth descry,
To hide myself in Him, my Rock appear.

Oh, hear me when I call, and answer me!
Oh, do not let me fall, but hear my plea.
Direct my paths and all the thoughts I see,
I know that when I pray You surely hear.

Though every one forsakes my life in hell,
In God I put my faith and am compelled,
To speak to fellow saints, His wonders tell,
Proclaim His praise! His faithful worship rear!