Oh, Dread the Coming Judge (Hebrews 4:12-14)

Oh, dread the coming Judge who will display,
His justice on His coming judgment day:
The Word of God, the Son, the risen Lord,
Is living, active, double edged sword.
He’ll slice apart the spirit from the soul,
Dividing bones and joints – leaves nothing whole.
And He discerns the thoughts of every man,
He searches hearts to judge and then to damn.
Oh! hopeless humans, naked to His eye,
For not a creature from His wrath may hide,
We’re thrown upon our knees, our throats exposed,
Prepared as prey to perish as His foes.
Oh! will you turn to Christ, and this avoid,
Or guilty, in defense be thus destroyed?
For Jesus as the high priest of our faith,
Has crossed before to heaven and awaits,
To welcome those who hold onto His name,
And all His ransomed children then to claim.
If you would save your soul from death and hell,
Then cling to Christ and all your self compel,
To worship Him: in word, and thought, and deed.
So hold to Him, and He will intercede.
Then rest assured, you rebels-turned-redeemed,
For Christ condemns no more those He has cleaned.

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Come, Come to Jesus (Acts 2)

All you devoted in your faith,
You very wise in earthly ways,
Come, come to Jesus
All you of knowledge well possessed,
And those with scripture’s truths impressed,
Come, come to Jesus.

And all you from your ethnic berth,
Of every tongue and tribe on earth,
Come, come to Jesus.
You Jews and Arabs, Greek and Hun,
Tibetan, Celt, and Amazon,
Come, Come to Jesus.

And all you bent by Babel’s cares,
And worried by your worldly wares,
Come, Come to Jesus.
All you distracted by the curse,
Who look to food, or sword, or purse,
Come, come to Jesus

All you ensnared by all your sin,
Who are among the worst of men,
Come, come to Jesus.
All you who live in mankind’s dark,
Who have an unrepentant heart,
Come, come to Jesus.

And you oppressed by various woes,
Afflicted by your flesh or foes,
Come, come to Jesus.
All you who see rebellion’s weight,
Who understand what you must pay,
Come, come to Jesus.

All you who crucified the Christ,
Who sold your souls to Satan’s lies,
Come, come to Jesus.
Redeemed, condemned, you rich, you poor,
You righteous, sinner, chaste, or whore,
Come, come to Jesus.

The History of Rest (Hebrews 4:3-11)

The seventh day the Lord did rest,
Yet rest was made for man.
Perhaps of all God’s gifts, the best
Is rest. So see His plan:
How first the Sabbath God ordained,
For men to rest from work.
This, only faithful men obtained,
And was a type – the first.
And then He gave the Promised Land,
An other type of rest,
A land of fat – yet wicked man,
Still put God to the test.
He gave them kings to bring them peace,
And rest from all their wars.
Yet faithlessness would never cease,
But struggled all the more.
So God gives us another rest,
Redeemed in Jesus’ life.
This Sabbath now by far the best,
To rest by faith in Christ.
Why stand you faithless in the way,
In peril of the sword?
As long as it is called ‘today,’
Turn back now to the Lord!
Be diligent to serve His will,
And not as those who fell;
So enter heaven’s rest fulfilled,
And not be cast to hell.