Sunday, December 07, 2014

Comforting Commands

"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30). 

We hear the commands of our Lord
To come, take His yoke, and to learn. 
How wonderful is His reward
To those who obey Him in turn! 

Our Savior is meek and is lowly,
Yet He is majestic as well. 
Though uncompromisingly holy,
He stooped to redeem us from hell. 

In Jesus alone there is rest,
Who suffered and died in our place. 
In Christ we forever are blest 
Who freely extends to us grace. 

How easy His yoke is to bear;
His burden is graciously light.
We cast on the Lord all our care,
And we are preserved in His sight. 

O Lord, we have heard Your commands,
So clearly reflecting Your love. 
We see by the wounds in Your hands
The reason You came from above. 

How comforting, Lord, are Your ways,  
Commanding and keeping our soul. 
We lift our thanksgiving and praise
For mercies unspeakably full!   

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