Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Heart Hearer

“Thou, even Thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men” (1 Kings 8:39).  “LORD, Thou hast heard the desire of the humble: Thou wilt prepare their heart, Thou wilt cause Thine ear to hear” (Psalm 10:17).  “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).  “Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:9,10). 

The Lord alone knows every heart;
He hears the proud heart and the lowly. 
Our understanding has a start
With knowing that the Lord is holy. 

The fear of God is the beginning
Of wisdom that obtains His grace.
The foolish proudly goes on sinning;
The wise will find God’s Hiding Place. 

The Lord can hear the deep despair
Of those who humbly will draw near. 
The humble heart He will prepare,
And He will cause His ear to hear. 

He turns our hearts to Him alone,
The true and living God above,
Forsaking idols we had known
To serve the Lord we come to love. 

The Lord delivers us from wrath; 
He leads us forth in His salvation. 
His promises shall light our path
And thrill us with anticipation. 

O Lord, the Hearer of our hearts,
Discerner of the hearts of men,
We see the hope Your Word imparts;
We know that You will come again! 

Until that day, Lord, draw us nearer
To worship You, our God and Savior,
And show the lost that You’re the Hearer
Of humble hearts that seek Your favor.  

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