Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hearts Willing for Heaven's Work

"Whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD... The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD... for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded" (Exodus 35:5,29).  "One thing have I desired...  to behold the beauty of the LORD" (Psalm 27:4).  "The LORD pondereth the hearts... as for the upright, He directeth his way" (Proverbs 21:2,29).  "I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting" (1 Timothy 2:8). 

The Lord who ponders every heart
Enlists the people who are willing  
With wisdom that He shall impart
To do His work they are fulfilling. 

It's more than just a sense of duty
That stirs the willing hearts today. 
It is the thirst to see the beauty  
Of Jesus Christ, whom we obey.

So let us lift up holy hands
For heaven's work in progress still
As we respond to His commands
With prayerful hearts to do His will. 

Let heaven's work, Lord, be perfected
By holy hands prepared to do
The work of heaven You've directed
With willing hearts we bring to You.  

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