I Corinthians 11:17-34: The Lord’s Supper

You call this supper of the Lord?
This drunkenness and hunger?
Do you not see His wrath out-poured,
The plague you suffer under?
Repent that He may give reward,
And discipline no longer.

Express the unity of Christ,
As part of His own body.
Do not divide by deeds of life,
Those poor and those with money.
And do not split – doctrinal strife,
But factions show the phony.

With all humility draw nigh,
And by no works accepted,
He interposed and dared to die,
And for us was rejected.
Proclaim, in this, the Crucified,
All level, none neglected.

And with thanksgiving, praises made,
With gratitude our eating.
At wonder at the price He paid,
And worship at His bleeding.
The very night He was betrayed,
With His own body feeding.

No sin is ever then too great.
You never will be worthy!
But Christ was worthy in your place,
Why chose You to restore me?
There is no answer I can make,
All praises be before Thee!

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I Peter 5:5-7: Humility

Gird yourselves as slaves,
Bravely take the plunge,
Humility of mind,
To each and everyone.
For God His host arraying,
Is ever pride dismaying.

Surrender to His grace,
Placing Him as first,
Humble to His hand,
Obedience converse.
That soon the Lord’s Anointed,
Exalts you when appointed.

In every thing give thanks,
Banking on this word:
This is the will of God,
His mighty hand concurred.
His hand is always guiding,
All those in Him abiding.

If you would mighty be,
Fleeing first you fall,
Till nothing you achieve,
Before He gives you all.
Like David, Job, and Jesus,
Humility must seize us.

Cast on Him your cares:
Tares will be removed,
Anxiety be damned!
Sin, criminally proved.
You’re less concerned and worse than,
Your God cares for your person.

God knows all your hairs,
Caring for your tears,
Measured all your tossing,
Written clean and clear.
Will you be humble wholly,
Since God cares for you fully?

I Peter 5:1-5: Shepherds Under Christ

Now fellow elders listen,
My exhortation heed,
For I witnessed Christ’s death,
And glory that He leads.
You elders as you guide the church,
And council give, and wisdom search,

You, elders, feed the flock!
As pastors, pasture well.
This foremost of commands,
All heresy dispels.
Yet do not lead compulsively,
Spurn lucre, and serve eagerly.

And do not rule by fear,
Political intrigue,
Yet humbly through your life,
And by example lead.
So when our Savior Christ comes down,
Then we will all receive His crown.

And younger men submit,
To elders, without pride.
Humility your clothes,
The Spirit then will guide.
Since “Proud men God will waste with war;
For humble He holds grace in store.”