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.

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Matthew 8-9: Healing

Behold the winter withers soon,
For see, the herald flower blooms,
To show the rebirth to ensue,
The harbinger of God’s redemption.

The advent of His coming grace,
When He appeared here, face to face,
He healed the captive and abased,
Those in the curse of sin’s affliction.

For He had come to heal the sick:
The blind and filthy in their sin,
Who had the faith to call to Him,
Through them rebuking man’s dissension.

He healed with His authority,
The King of earth and sky and sea,
But full of human empathy,
And touching people in compassion.

He healed then to restore the lost,
And to restore from sinning’s cost,
The reason, too, He took His cross:
The bonds of sinful curse unfashion.

For He has born our grief and pain,
To kill the curse was why He came,
Restoring sinners in His name,
To consummate in full redemption!

Leviticus 25:25-28: Poverty

With fifty years to sell your work,
Or fifty years to buy more land,
That you may come back to your own,
And balance skillfulness of hand.
So never in your riches trust,
Or forced to endless servitude,
The Lord will bless the faithful hand,
And rich and poor He will renew.

And look out for your brother’s needs,
Redeem him from his servile state,
Reclaim the means he needs to work,
That he may still his wages make,
If God has blessed you with your wealth,
When brothers in the faith have needs,
It is God’s wealth, so mirror Him,
And use His money to redeem.

And treat the poor with honesty,
And help the ones God brings your way,
And help them stay accountable:
Relationships poverty stays.
Take no advantage of the weak,
Disciple them that they succeed.
Remember you are weak in sin,
Yet Jesus still chose to redeem.