Keep the Love of God (Jude 20-23)

The love of God will outlast any strain,
Is not revoked or given you in vain,
Take not for granted: actively maintain,
To keep yourselves in Jesus’ love.

And build your faith – a fort for your defense,
The primal scaffolds follow His blue prints,
To fuller knowledge, love, obedience,
To keep yourselves in Jesus’ love.

And pray at all times in the Spirit’s course,
To guide yourselves through this world’s sinful course,
In fellowship with the Triunal source,
To keep yourselves in Jesus’ love.

Anticipate the Lord’s redemptive acts,
As Simeon, in vigil never lax,
And share His works of mercy known as facts,
To keep yourselves in Jesus’ love.

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Before the Awesome Throne of God (I John 5:14-16)

Before the awesome throne of God,
In confidence we bring our prayer,
For in His will He listens well,
Our intercession finished there.
O saint! He always hears,
Your words have reached His ears.

Before the awesome throne of God,
We will for what our Father wills,
We wait and wish for Him to give,
As He has waited to fulfill.
Your Father loves to act,
Then never fear to ask.

Before the awesome throne of God,
We emulate our Savior’s grace,
To intercede as He has done,
And for our wayward brother pray:
Redemption then our plea,
For which we bend our knee.

Before the awesome throne of God,
When judgment comes upon all sin,
We can not pity those condemned,
But lovingly must side with Him.
The hardened rebel warned,
And given to the Lord.

Before the awesome throne of God,
My brothers, never cease to pray!
For know your prayer bears the strength,
To both withhold or bring the rain.
Oh, pray therefore for life!
Redemption born through Christ.

Psalm 27: To Turn My Heart

My God, my holy light by which I see,
My God, my saving life which hallows me,
My God, my sacred might protecting keeps,
Then what could make me tremble – make me fear?

My foes who sought to snare my life and soul,
Have stumbled on the air and broke their skulls,
Though armies siege, aware God keeps me whole,
My trust in Him who keeps His mercy near.

But one thing I have asked of God most high,
To in His presence bask, His beauty spy,
And take my mental task to truth descry,
To hide myself in Him, my Rock appear.

Oh, hear me when I call, and answer me!
Oh, do not let me fall, but hear my plea.
Direct my paths and all the thoughts I see,
I know that when I pray You surely hear.

Though every one forsakes my life in hell,
In God I put my faith and am compelled,
To speak to fellow saints, His wonders tell,
Proclaim His praise! His faithful worship rear!