Saturday, November 12, 2016

Workmen and Warriors

"The children of Issachar… had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war… which could keep rank: they were not of double heart" (1 Chronicles 12:32,33).  "Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law" (Psalm 119:18).  "Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ... Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:3,15).  

The workmen and warriors too
With David were all taking part
In times when they knew what to do
In earnest without double heart. 

May God likewise open our eyes,
Enlightening us by His Word,
As workmen and warriors wise,
Whose hearts by His Spirit are stirred. 

As workmen receiving instruction,
As warriors heeding commands,
We turn from this world's seduction
To counsel from heaven that stands. 

As workmen and warriors, Lord,
We've joined with Your heavenly ranks,
Who praise You in joyful accord,
Unceasingly giving You thanks.  

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