"Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee... But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God" (Psalm 70:4,5). "By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil" (Proverbs 16:6). "Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline... I will not again pass by them any more" (Amos 7:8). "The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost... thou knewest not the time of thy visitation" (Luke 19:10,44).
There is a plumbline which is placed
To mark the time of visitation
When we are called to then make haste
To seek the Lord and His salvation.
By truth and mercy sin is purged,
And men from evil will depart
By godly fear as they are urged
To turn to God with all their heart.
The plumbline shows that fearful place
Where God has said He'll pass no more.
The Lord extends His saving grace
While He is knocking at the door.
O Lord, we see the plumbline cast
Which You have placed before the grave,
Beyond which hope is gone at last
To heed the Gospel that You gave.