Saturday, January 17, 2015

Safety in Surrender

"I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; for I do not forget Thy commandments" (Psalm 119:176).  "Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind" (Luke 8:35). 

The moment we begin to wander
From our Good Shepherd and Defender,
We rightly fear as then we ponder
The safety found in our surrender.

What dangers lie outside God's will
As we have strayed from His command!  
How kind He is to love us still
And lead us back then with His hand! 

There was a man whom Christ restored
Whom demons once had occupied. 
The man surrendered to the Lord;
The demons then were terrified! 

The people of the city ran
To see if this report was true.
When they beheld this transformed man,
They saw what only God could do. 

The man was seated at the feet
Of Jesus Christ in glad submission.
Surrender to the Lord is sweet,
Who saves the sinner from perdition!

O Lord, in sweet obedience,
We likewise find our sanity. 
We rest our souls in Your defense,
O Savior of humanity!

There is no safer place we find;
There is no wiser place to be.
Your presence gives us peace of mind;
Your truth, Lord Jesus, makes us free. 

O Lord, until we're face to face
In safe surrender at Your throne,
We preach the Gospel of Your grace
To make Your great salvation known.  

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