TITLE: I Have Called You
By Danette Kettwich
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I Have Called You
By Danette Kettwich
I have called and you have answered
I have called and you said “Here I am”.
I have called you and you have listened.
You gave it all to the Lamb.
I have known your name from the beginning
When I ordered the first stars to shine.
I knew you would one day come to the cross
I always knew that you were mine.
You will have to sacrifice much for me.
But I will be there to see you through.
As you pass through rough waters
I, your Lord will be with you.
As the test of flames leap around you,
Do not tremble and be not alarmed
For this trial is sent to edify you
I am here, you will not be harmed.
For I am the Lord, Your God and Savior.
For you, I have laid down my life.
I will guide, protect, and comfort you.
I’ll bring you through this strife.
Keep your eyes on the eternal goal at hand
My servant I have heard your pleas
Remember why I have placed you here
Strength grows when on your knees.
I will make a path through crashing waves
My water will extinguish the adverse flame
My servant I am right here beside you
For you, I have called by name.
Isaiah 43:1-2, 10, 16-18
But now, this is what the Lord says--he who has created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. “ “You are my witnesses, “ declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed nor will there be one after me. This is what the Lord says--he who made a way through he sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past….”
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