Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Cherished Choice

"How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God!  Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings... In Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:7,9).  "Turn you at My reproof: behold, I will pour out My Spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you... They hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD" (Proverbs 1:23,29).  "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began" (Titus 1:2). 

How excellent the lovingkindness
Of Jesus Christ our Savior is,
Who takes away the former blindness
Of all those choosing to be His. 

We cherish now the godly fear
That prompts the lost to rightly choose
To turn to Christ while He is near,
Whom others sadly still refuse. 

The hope of life eternal stands
On truths the Lord cannot deny: 
He neither changes like the sands,
Nor can our God and Savior lie. 

O Lord, how greatly have we cherished
The lovingkindness of Your voice
Reproving us before we perished
To trust You while we had the choice!  

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