Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mercy on the Meek

"God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth" (Psalm 76:9).  "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished" (Proverbs 22:3).  "So the people of Nineveh believed God... from the greatest of them even to the least of them... and God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way" (Jonah 3:5,10).  "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ...  Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:17,29). 

When God arose to save the meek,
He did not compromise His laws. 
When we were sinful and so weak,
Christ died for us to plead our cause. 

A prudent man foresees the wrath
And hides himself in God's salvation. 
The fool continues down the path
That ends at last in condemnation. 

In Nineveh, at Jonah's preaching,
They turned to God in true repentance. 
The Lord in mercy then was reaching
To rescue them from judgment's sentence. 

Your mercy on the meek, O Lord,
As was foreseen by Abraham,  
Now bids us find our great reward
In You, salvation's spotless Lamb!

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