Sunday, December 04, 2016

Hearts in His House

"As the trumpeters and singers were as one… in praising and thanking the LORD… then the house was filled with a cloud... for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God" (2 Chronicles 5:13,14).  "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD" (Psalm 122:1).  "Keep thy heart with all diligence" (Proverbs 4:23).  "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you…. Purify your hearts, ye double minded…  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord" (James 4:8,10).    

When trumpeters and singers skilled
Were praising God with hearts as one,  
The glory of the Lord then filled
His house raised up by Solomon. 

There is a gladness we enjoy
When hearts unite around our Savior
With hymns of praise that we employ
To thank Him for His gracious favor. 

No wonder, then, we're told to guard
Our hearts with careful diligence,
To keep our hearts from growing hard
Through sinful pride and impudence. 

Our hearts inside Your house, O Lord,
Are drawn to You with pure delight
When You are gratefully adored
And we are humble in Your sight.  

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