Leviticus 26:1-39: Covenant

We’re conquered by the Lord of Love,
So do not dare take part,
In idols in your heart.
And never serve another God,
That what you make and see,
Bring glory to our king.
No image that leads us to sin,
Let everything point us to Him.

And seek to serve His covenant,
Though we are full perverse,
His favor undeserved.
Then in His church your Sabbaths spent,
To praise His holy name,
Who took away our shame.
His law the treasure of our heart,
His statutes fullest joy impart.

Our fields will bloom with harvest feasts,
With rain in proper place,
And hunger all erased.
And He will drive out wicked beasts,
And silence all our fear,
No enemies appear,
So in His power we will go,
And five will chase a hundred foes.

He’ll multiply the righteous womb,
With many children blessed,
The Spirit in their breath.
And He will come – the Coming Groom,
To make His home with us,
For He has made us just.
Released from fleshly, hellish bonds,
At liberty to serve our God!

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Leviticus 25:1-34: Sabbatical

The work the Lord prepared,
With thorns our tribulation,
And in your sin impaired,
To break through your despair:
A year of jubilation.

A year that you must rest,
And cease from cultivation,
But do not be distressed,
For food I will address,
To feed your jubilation.

And trust that I provide,
And face no deprivation,
My holy Word imbibe,
In liberty abide,
In sacred jubilation.

So set your servants free,
And all throughout your nation,
Proclaim My liberty,
This is your jubilee,
A legal jubilation.

An ever flowing grace,
And total restoration,
Returning the displaced,
Exalting the debased,
In equal jubilation.

For Jubilee has come,
Who bought our full salvation.
Our liberty is won,
In Jesus Christ the Son,
In Him our jubilation.

As tenants on this earth,
The world is God’s plantation,
Proclaim your second birth,
By resting from your work,
Your Christian jubilation.

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!