Monday, November 03, 2014

Perfectly Purges

"Come before Him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness" (1 Chronicles 16:29).  "O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.  Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away" (Psalm 65:2,3).  "He giveth grace unto the lowly" (Proverbs 3:34).  "Now unto Him that is able to keep You from falling and to present You faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen" (Jude 1:24,25). 

Consider the wonderful call
To come before God who is holy. 
Though stained by the curse of our fall,
The Lord extends grace to the lowly.

The Lord hears the desperate cries
Of those who are seeking His face. 
With holiness He beautifies
The sinner He saves by His grace. 

Iniquities surely prevail
Against every soul He will draw,
And yet He will purge without fail
Our transgressions breaking His Law. 

We stand in the presence of Christ
In His righteousness, not our own!   
His death on the cross has sufficed
To draw us so near to His throne. 

O Lord, now enlarge Your dominion
As self-centered rule thus departs,
And purge every other opinion
That limits Your sway in our hearts.

Now send us, O Lord, to Your field 
To labor for souls You will win
As Your saving grace is revealed
That perfectly purges our sin!  

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