Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sun and Shield

"The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly" (Psalms 84:11). "Safety is of the Lord" (Proverbs 21:31). "Hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Revelation 6:16,17).

The majesty of God is seen
In all that He has done.
He clothed the earth with forests green,
And warms them with the sun.

How soon earth's green would be erased
Beneath the solar heat
If God had not in mercy placed
An atmosphere complete!

And thus we see the majesty
And mercy of God's arm.
The sun gives life and light to see;
We're shielded from its harm.

For what if God in righteousness
Had shined on us alone?
We never would survive unless
He made His mercy known!

So mercy, like our atmosphere,
Has totally sufficed
To shelter us from harm and fear
Through our Lord Jesus Christ!

We thank You for the sun ablaze
And for the shield You give
To filter out its harmful rays,
So we might thereby live.

And Lord, we thank You everyday
That You're our Sun and Shield!
Your grace and glory thus display
The light and life You yield.

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