Thursday, October 20, 2016

Helper of the Helpless

"The LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not… any helper for Israel" (2 Kings 14:26).  "The LORD hath made known His salvation… He hath remembered His mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel:  all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God" (Psalm 98:2,3).  "Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?" (Proverbs 20:9).  "He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6). 

The Lord has seen the great affliction
Of those who helplessly have cried
Beneath the load of deep conviction
Of sin which cannot be denied. 

Our sin had caused a separation
Which we were helpless to prevent,
But God our Helper brought salvation
For humble sinners who repent.   

The distance is removed between
The Lord and sinners who are led
To find the grace that makes us clean
By precious blood which Christ has shed.

O Helper of the helpless soul,
Apart from You, Lord, there is none
Who saves with grace so wonderful  
And finishes Your work begun.  

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