Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tears in Time

"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.  He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him" (Psalm 126:5,6).  "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy" (Proverbs 28:13).  "Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee" (Isaiah 49:8).  "Purge out therefore the old leaven… for… Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us"  (1 Corinthians 5:7). 

Our Savior wept with great compassion
For sinners whom He came to save.   
May we be weeping in this fashion
As souls yet lost approach the grave. 

As we go forth with precious seed,
Let us be praying that the lost
Will seek the mercy that they need
From Christ who paid redemption's cost. 

This is the time acceptable
To plead with every ear that hears
To turn with all their heart and soul
To God with true and timely tears.

O Lord, our tears would not suffice
Unless in time You had been slain
As our Passover Sacrifice
To purge our sins till none remain!  

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