Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friendship in Fellowship

"Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy... Our soul waiteth for the LORD: He is our help and our shield" (Psalm 33:18,20).  "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel... Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend" (Proverbs 27:9,17).  "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart" (2 Timothy 2:22). 

There is a fellowship of friends  
The Spirit of the Lord imparts
With unity His love extends   
To knit together kindred hearts. 

The Lord has been our Help and Shield,
And in His counsel we rejoice
By which we're sharpened and are healed
As we obey our Savior's voice. 

We flee from former youthful lusts
With which we once had been enticed,
And join with everyone who trusts
And worships our Lord Jesus Christ

O Lord, we pray You will equip
Our hearts with grace to show Your love
In friendship and in fellowship
On earth like heaven does above.

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