Everlasting Loving-Kindness (Psalm 136)

When God first formed the earth from darkest void:
When first the stars in choir sang for joy:
When primal light by His word was employed:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When morning sun awakes in breaking day:
When oceans crash in waves of foaming spray:
When Autumn frost on new-mown valleys lay:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When men of God were bowed in great distress:
When wicked cursed them, killed them, and oppressed:
When many sealed their martyrdom in death:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When some were served in pieces to the beasts:
When some were burned for what our Jesus preached:
When their dead corpses choked out every street:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When we are killed for preaching Jesus’ name:
When we escape to preach again the same:
When men convert or curse us to our shame:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When Egypt felt the very wrath of God:
When Babylon was smote down by His rod:
When Rome was razed unto the very sod:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When Lucifer was cast down from the stars:
When the Red Sea’s great waters split apart:
When Peter walked out free from prison bars:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When once we wandered in the wilderness:
When we were fed with bread from heaven blessed:
When God used pain to teach us righteousness:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When God the Son in death bowed down His head:
When earth and heaven trembled in their dread:
When Jesus rose victorious from the dead:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

When He wrote our names in His Book of Life:
When he betrothed us as the Bride of Christ:
When we experience times of joy or strife:
The loving-kindness of the Lord endures.

Advertisements

Truth (III John)

My source of greatest joy is found,
To hear my children still abound,
With in the truth – the Lord’s compound,
Rejoicing in the truth.

With wisdom is the truth proclaimed,
The tongue to speak or to restrain,
Speak truth for Christ and not to blame,
With wisdom speak the truth.

And if your thoughts are not precise,
Then seek out Godly saint’s advice,
To see what steps should be devised,
With reference for the truth.

Be careful then in what you state,
Your own pet theory to debate,
With caution when you speculate,
Distinguishing the truth.

Be bold with those who turn away,
Don’t bend to what the bullies say,
Let truth not fall deceptions prey,
Exposing what’s not truth.

And never, brother, hold your peace,
In speaking truth thus never cease,
That always we in truth increase,
We always speaking truth.

Leviticus 23: Typological Rest

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,
Decadence dispelling.

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!