Thursday, January 05, 2017

Stirred and Strengthened

"The LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia… with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD... And all they that were about them strengthened their hands" (Ezra 1:1-6).  "LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.  Thou hast put gladness in my heart" (Psalm 4:6,7).  "Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints… All nations shall come and worship before Thee" (Revelation 15:3,4). 

The Lord has stirred the hearts of those
Who by His Spirit will be bold,
As in the days when Cyrus rose
To build His house, which was foretold. 

The Lord has called us to obey
As He is strengthening our hands
To rise and build His church today,
For still His great commission stands.

The Lord has shined His face on us
And put His gladness in our hearts
To manifest how marvelous
Salvation is that He imparts. 

O Lord, our hearts by You are stirred;
Our hands are strengthened now to bring
The proclamation of Your Word
That magnifies You as our King!  

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