"Arise… be of good courage, and do it… Make confession unto the LORD God… and do His pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land" (Ezra 10:4,11). "I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation" (Psalm 13:5). "The prudent man looketh well to his going" (Proverbs 14:15). "When Jesus was born in Bethlehem… there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we… are come to worship Him" (Matthew 2:1,2).
Arise and do as God has said,
Though it shall cause a separation
From those who go their way instead
With no regard for God's salvation.
The mercy of the Lord is plain:
The Lord has sent to us a Savior!
The lost must surely be insane
Who blindly turn away His favor.
Our Lord was born in Bethlehem,
And thus began God's great love story
Which drew Him to Jerusalem
To die for souls He brings to glory!
O Lord, we join those wise men now,
As separated seekers do,
To worship humbly as we bow
To give our thanks and praise to You.