Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Needful and Near

"Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain" (Psalm 127:1).  "There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD" (Proverbs 21:30,31).   "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see… One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:23,42).  

We build and battle all in vain
Unless we recognize our need
To trust the Lord who will sustain
All those who by His grace succeed. 

Apart from Christ we neither build
Nor triumph for eternity. 
In Christ our deepest needs are filled,
And by His truth we are made free. 

How blest are eyes that see these things
And ears that hear what we have heard
In counsel that He daily brings
So needful for us in His Word!

O Lord, how needful and how near
You are to us who trust in You,
As daily we delight to hear
What You have done and yet will do.   

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