Monday, October 13, 2014

Fainting Faith?

“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds” (Hebrews 12:1-3). 

There is a race we’re called to run
As on the Lord we fix our eyes.
Until our course at last is done,
No other path on earth is wise. 

What God begins, He will complete,
As on the cross our Lord endured.
They pierced His side, His hands, and feet,
And thus redemption was secured.

At times when faith begins to faint
And we are wearied on our mind,
Our joy gives way to our complaint,
And confidence is hard to find. 

At such a time as this, faint not,
But rather turn your eyes to Christ! 
Remember how for us He fought
And for our souls was sacrificed!

Upon the cross our Savior finished
The work that rescues us from wrath. 
Let not our faith be now diminished,
Which He will strengthen on our path. 

O Lord, we lift our eyes to You,
And here we find our joy again. 
Our fainting faith You thus renew;
From strength to strength we rise up then.

Lord, fix our eyes on You alone,
And set our hearts on things above,
That we may live to make You known,
And triumph daily in Your love.  

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