Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Covenant of Compassion

"The LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of His covenant" (2 Kings 13:23).  "Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness " (Psalm 97:12).  "The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil" (Proverbs 19:23).  "Stand therefore, having… feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace " (Ephesians 6:14,15).

Give thanks to God for His compassion
As we remember He is holy. 
It was His love that made Him fashion
A covenant to save the lowly. 

The righteousness that God has given
By covenant is through His grace,
For otherwise we would be driven
From God without a hiding place.

It was for this our Savior died
And fought for us the deadly strife,
So judgment could be satisfied
That we might have eternal life. 

O Lord, this covenant You planned
And carried out at such a cost
By Your compassion makes us stand
To bring Your Gospel to the lost. 

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