Monday, November 02, 2015

Destiny Discerned

"Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God... The LORD shall count, when He writeth up the people, that this man was born there" (Psalm 87:3-6).  "For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it" (Proverbs 2:21).  "Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her?" (Nahum 3:7).  "If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor" (John 12:26). 

There is a city spoken of
Where names are written by the Lord.  
How glorious is that place above
Wherein the Lamb shall be adored. 

The born-again shall therein dwell,
Perfected by God's saving grace,
Delivered from the lowest hell,
And lifted to that glorious place. 

The famous cities we have known
Shall be as Nineveh's destruction. 
We shall not yearn for or bemoan
The vain things of this earth's seduction.

How surely, Lord, we have discerned
That heaven's destiny is true,
Assured by promises we've learned
To those who put their trust in You!  

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