Friday, March 27, 2015

Desiring His Delight

"Lord, all my desire is before Thee" (Psalms 38:9).  "My son, be wise, and make My heart glad" (Proverbs 27:11).  "The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people" (Isaiah 3:13).  "He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God... giving glory to God... For us also... Jesus... was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification" (Romans 4:10-25).

The Lord has placed a burning fire
Within the hearts of those He saved
To love Him with a true desire
Above all else that we have craved. 

We hear Him speak as to His child
To tell us what delights His heart:   
"My son, be wise!" Reproof so mild  
Exhorts us never to depart.

The Lord is standing now to plead
With those He ransomed as His own
To follow Him where He will lead
And thereby make His glory known. 

We see this faith in Abraham,
Who trusted God and gave Him glory.
He saw the beauty of God's Lamb
Foretelling heaven's great love story. 

Our Lord and Savior died for us
To pay the price for our offence,
And then He rose victorious
To stand up now in our defense! 

Our hearts are rightly set aflame
With love for Christ who loved us first! 
We long to glorify His name
Who died to bless us who were cursed. 

Lord, fan the flame that You have started
To live for You with all our might,
And melt us when we are hardhearted 
With love, desiring Your delight. 

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