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© Bob Barra, 4-20-06
O Lord, my God, for You are good;
Your heart came down, to be with us;
This Love being nailed; forlorn on wood,
With Him, we rise, renewed from dust;
Our Father and God, Yours is the grace;
In Your kindness, You lift our heads;
We see Who You are, in Your Son’s face;
Our hope, with Him, arose from the dead;
Your very nature exhorts me so,
To lift the hearts of all I love;
So I need to be in Your Flow,
To make them fit, as Christ’s glove;
Let me be, Lord, after Your fashion;
Building, creating, with truth and charity;
That we would all be after Your passion,
With things we’ll carry into eternity;
O my dear God, there is a fire,
I know to be stirred by Your great Son;
With it, I know, I’m not in Your ire,
With a peace leaving me joyfully undone;
With joy in You, I rededicate,
Leaving behind what is the past;
Confessing; repenting, my sins of late;
Knowing, behind You, these sins You’ll cast:
Now the joy leaps in me so,
For the Love that never left me;
It is by this, Your Spirit I know;
This is the Truth, that keeps me free;
This is the promise: You rejoicing in me;
Delighting to grant Your forgiveness;
You sing Your song, quieting me,
To make me Your beautiful mess;
“My love, My child; My heart’s in you;
Along with it, is My delight;
I will make you true as the blue;
What can stop My loving might?
“I’ve promised to be ever your help;
This you have, to end of time;
You are My gladness, My holy whelp;
Ever you’ll be joyfully Mine!”
Based on the following:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."--Jeremiah 29:11-13
"The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”--Zephaniah 3:17
"The LORD is my strength and my shield;My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him."--Psalm 27:18
"God is our refuge and strength,A very present help in trouble."--Psalm 46:1
"“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
He will not cry out, nor raise His voice,
Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench;
He will bring forth justice for truth.
He will not fail nor be discouraged,
Till He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”--Isaiah 42:1-3
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."--Romans 8:28-29
"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
'For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.'
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."--Romans 8:31-39
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