Sunday, September 07, 2014

Affection for His Appearing

“Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth… Your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4). 

We seek those things which are above
Where Christ is seated on His throne,
Considering our Savior’s love
Which on the cross was clearly shown. 

By things on earth be not enticed;  
We dare not set affections there! 
Behold our Savior Jesus Christ;  
No other can with Him compare! 

Our life is hid with Christ in God,
And soon with Him we shall appear!
Regard not, then, what men applaud:
The coming of our Lord draws near!

Lord, keep us from the vain distraction
Of earthly things that cloud our view,
And draw us to the main attraction,
Above all others, found in You.

Lord, send us forth to now persuade
The souls that You so deeply cherish,
The sheep which yet from You have strayed
Which You would draw before they perish. 

Lord, give to us a clear direction
As Your return, O Lord is nearing,
And thereby set our heart’s affection
On things above and Your appearing.  

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