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.

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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!

How To Love

When the life of your brother is threatened,
You must put your own life in his place.
When for help he most desperately beckons,
Then give up what you need for his sake.
For the Lord looked on us who were loath-full,
And risked all for the sake of our life,
With His blood He has bought our betrothal,
So would you make the same sacrifice?

And remain in the light of the scripture,
For our love only comes through the Lord,
And apart from the heavenly Teacher,
You can never hope, love, or restore.
For to love God will benefit others,
And obeying will bring His reward,
Then the best way to show love to brothers,
Is first formed when we follow the Lord.

And remove all the snares that will stumble,
Choose to love in the face of their hate.
If they nag or disdain or just grumble,
Yet continue in love to partake.
And reject all the sins that you’re nursing,
You’re forgiven – forgiven indeed!
He has taken all sin and all cursing,
Give the love you most desperately need.