The church of Christ was made to be distinct,
So guard this holiness among the saints;
Not formed by man or legalist instinct,
But by the grace of Christ communion makes.
Ungodly men are like a hidden reef,
Or spots and putrid swells of leprosy,
These men are fearless only in their feasts,
You, be a harbor, safe in sanctity.
For they are clouds which never bring the rain,
Not having living water in their souls,
Or as a tree which brings no autumn gain,
In Christ your fruit and water harvest full.
They’re as the swells upon a restless sea,
Who slosh their shame as foam against the shore,
As wayward stars that wander wildly,
Yet you are bound in orbit of our Lord.
They worship lusts to which they are inclined,
And claim that light is in their hearts instilled.
The gravity of God must guard your mind,
And guide our tide to heave within His will.
Their light will perish in eternal gloom,
And burn in fire where no light can cheer.
Yet you, in Christ, shine brighter than the moon,
Let Christ then be the point to which you steer.
Every rest that Christ commanded,
Points as types and shadows,
To the rest in Christ now branded,
Of the days He hallowed.
Rest then showing our salvation,
Not by works receiving,
Trusting God against damnation,
In His grace believing.
Too, remember His creation,
Trumpets shrilly singing,
Keep yourselves – His holy nation,
He His kingdom bringing.
Keep your words and ways then humble,
Resting in His working,
These two things would make you stumble,
Christ atonement birthing.
And the harvest celebration,
All in tents are dwelling,
Showing Jesus’ incarnation,
Joy before the Lord displaying,
We the fruits He gathered,
Worship – joyous music playing,
Thanks to God the Father!
Resting in His many graces,
In your dwellings praise Him.
Keep His rest in all your places,
Every house embrace Him!
A world affected by the fall,
Rebelling from the Lord of all,
Destruction yet He does not call,
Jehovah seeks redemption.
The foreigner and earthly slave,
May claim this promise that He gave,
Redeemed, protected, helped, and saved,
Jehovah brings redemption.
The sinner who rebellion made,
And flees to God – His judgment stayed,
Made holy by the blood He paid,
Jehovah give redemption.
The earth itself in labors grown,
Uncircumcised with curses thrown,
The gift of God on it is grown,
Jehovah births redemption.