Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sifting and Saving

"There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall... flourish like grass of the earth... Let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen" (Psalm 72:16,19).  "For, lo, I will command, and I will sift... among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth" (Amos 9:9).  "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away" (Luke 21:33).   

How small was that handful of corn,
Those few then declaring the story
Of Christ, once the Object of scorn,
Who now fills the earth with His glory!

The Lord will command and will sift,
As corn He retains in a sieve,
To save every soul He will lift
With grace that He freely will give. 

Our Lord will complete what He started;  
No promise He made shall be broken.    
When heaven and earth have departed,
His words shall not pass which are spoken.

O Lord, we give thanks for Your Word
By which You are sifting each nation
And saving the souls who are stirred
To call upon You for salvation.  

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