Friday, December 30, 2016

Prepared to Praise

"Thus did Hezekiah… that which was good and right and truth before the LORD… And in every work that he began… to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered" (2 Chronicles 31:20,21).  "Praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven… the praise of all His saints… a people near unto Him" (Psalm 148:13,14).  "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?... He is a Shield unto them that put their trust in Him" (Proverbs 30:4,5). 

King Hezekiah had a plan
To seek his God right from the start. 
In every work that He began,
He did it thus with all his heart. 

How careful we should also be
To praise the name of Christ our Savior
And make this our priority
In every aspect of behavior! 

We praise Him who ascended up,
Who had descended to the earth
To drink that bitter, wrath-filled cup,
So we might have a second birth. 

How good it is, O Lord, to yield
A heart prepared to praise Your name!    
You came to earth to be our Shield  
To save us when You bore our shame! 

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