Condemnation (Romans 8:1-17)

A God who has condemned us with His law,
Demanding nothing but perfection.
Like beasts we plead for life; we thrash, we claw,
No hope for mercy or protection.

A God who has condemned Himself instead,
Enduring even crucifixion,
And then is resurrected from the dead,
To free us of our sin-addiction.

Then where is condemnation? It is gone,
For who condemns what God’s forgiven?
So we are free through Jesus’ work alone,
Renewed, our mind is Spirit-driven.

Our flesh, though dead in rotten, rebel sin,
Is now infused with life in Spirit,
He pulls our minds away from lusts of men,
And speaks God’s word that we may hear it.

We’re saved! And yet the Spirit works again,
After He gives us Jesus’ merit,
He changes us, adopting us to Him,
That we the living God inherit!

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Fault (Psalm 39)

Must I not speak a word,
To keep myself from sin?
That I offend not God,
Or blaspheme before men.
For human language fails.
Our ear has never heard –
But God commands us speak,
And He became the Word.

How can I come to You?
I live but fleeting years,
My mortal, finite cry,
Will never reach Your ears.
For You forever Am,
But I will cease to be –
And yet the Spirit stands,
To intercede for me.

I hope in transience,
In vanity and dust.
The shadow of Your light,
Is all I bear to trust.
I justly should be slain,
For doubting in Your ways –
But You condemned Yourself,
And took my sinner’s place.

A dreadful guest am I,
Dependent on Your grace,
I’d quickly blow away,
Before Your frowning face.
I’m guilty, small, and damned,
Yet unto You I called –
The trial is adjourned,
You filled my every fault.

Loving God (I John 2:12-17)

Your sins have been dismissed,
In Jesus’ holy name,
He knew your name and face,
When dying in His shame.

And knowing all your sins,
He shed His holy blood.
Particularly for you,
This sacrifice of love.

And you have known the Lord,
With knowledge, certainty,
You need no other source,
To find eternity.

And through Him you are strong,
Defeating every foe,
You conquer Satan’s schemes,
When in God’s word you go.

Stop flirting with the world.
Devote yourself to Christ.
And make then Father’s love,
The fruit of all your life.

The lust of eye and flesh,
And boastful pride of life,
Are rooted in the world,
And born apart from Christ.

The world and all its lusts,
Will shortly pass away.
The love of God endures,
Eternity to praise!