Sunday, January 24, 2016

Beauty and the Battle

"The LORD said unto Moses... Thou shalt speak all that I command thee... that I may... bring forth Mine armies" (Exodus 7:1-4).  "The LORD... will beautify the meek with salvation... Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand" (Psalm 149:4-6).  "For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war" (Proverbs 24:6).  "It pleased God... to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen...  and they glorified God in me" (Galatians 1:15-24).  

The Lord has called us to the duty
Of speaking all that He commands,
That we may manifest His beauty
And be His mouth, His feet, and hands. 

The beauty of so great salvation 
Has clothed the people of the Lord
Who, with His Gospel's proclamation,
Are marching with His Spirit's sword.   

There is no triumph in this war
Except through counsel God imparts
To guide, to guard, and to restore
The Savior's beauty in our hearts. 

Lord, in the beauty and the battle,
Be glorified in all Your own,
And let Your Word replace the prattle
Of words that You do not condone.   

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