Sunday, July 09, 2017

Truly Loving our Triumphant Lord

"I will love thee, O LORD, my Strength… Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation: and Thy right hand hath holden me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Psalm 18:1,35).  "And you, being dead in your sins… hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us… nailing it to His cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it" (Colossians 2:13-15). 

How right it is to truly love
The Lord who gave Himself for us! 
For us He left His throne above,
He died, and rose victorious.

How good it is for us to yield
To Christ who gently leads His sheep!
He is our Savior and our Shield;
His love is infinitely deep.

How hopeless we would surely be
If Jesus Christ had not been led
By His own love to set us free
And raise us who in sin were dead. 

Triumphant Lord, as we now view
The blood-bought souls which had been cursed,
We join them, truly loving You
Because You truly loved us first!  

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