Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Before the Throne

The treasures of this world do fade
and all it's wealth I'd gladly trade,
When the Holy Spirit does me bade
to come before the Throne!

Dressed in my Savior's righteousness
His love and justice I confess;
My soul is not content unless
I bow before the Throne!

O how I long to give Thee praise;
a hymn of worship to Thee raise;
To spend the best part of my days
prostrate before the Throne!

I long to fly away to Thee,
Thou blest thrice holy Trinity;
My joy throughout eternity
to stand before the Throne!

Pepé (Paul's pen name)

Living For Christ

Finding the Truth in whatever I can.
Trying my hardest to follow God's plan.
Walking in Footsteps I barely can see.
This is how faithful I'm longing to be!

Running the race, not once looking back.
Studying God's Word which will keep me on track.
Looking to Jesus, my Saviour and King.
This, on my knees, is the prayer that I bring!

Trusting my Saviour with all of my dreams.
Knowing His plan is much more than it seems.
Reading His Promises, God cannot lie!
This is the Confidence for which I try!

Fighting the Good Fight, with Sword in my hand.
Wearing my Armor, on Christ I will stand.
Speaking the Good News where few feet have trod.
This is the Boldness I crave from my God!

Crossing the Jordan, no fear in my eyes.
Listening to Jesus, not once Satan's lies.
Meeting my Saviour at last, face to face!
This is my Glorious Hope through His Grace!


Corum Deo

Corum Deo- Before the face of GOD
I live this earthly life.
Throughout the day, and in the night
I strive to do His will,
And must needs choose the right,
If with clear conscience I wilt live
Before the face of GOD.

Corum Deo- Before the face of GOD
In everything I act upon
Be it work, or rest, or play,
To keep always first in thought
That what I do is on display.
All things done in secret, are no longer such
Before the face of GOD.

Corum Deo- Before the face of GOD
I must ever mindful be
Of this grand truth, and tell the world
Of His love and grace to sinful man,
The chief of whom I am, but can now to them unfurl
The joy of living, sins forgiv’n
Before the face of GOD.

Corum Deo- Before the face of GOD
The sufferings of this life,
Shall pass and fade and slip away,
They are nothing in compare
To the glories that will be mine some day
When fore’er I’ll live, and humbly bow
Before the face of GOD.

~ Faith <><

Poetry - the language of God

The God whom we worship has revealed Himself to us in various ways. A good portion of the Holy Scriptures is written in the form of Hebraic poetry. Their poetry is somewhat different from what we are used to in our English poetry. It is characterized by thought arrangement rather than by word arrangement or rhyme. Nevertheless, it can be beautiful and memorable in its expression. Its main characteristic is parallelism where the content of one line is repeated, contrasted, or advanced by the content of the next line. It would make a good family study.

As we begin our family BLOG, I thought it would be good to share our love for poetry, the Word of God and it's poetical content, and our personal poems inspired by Him who was and is and is to come! To begin with, let me share Isaac Watts beautiful poetic rendition of Psalm 29:

God's Glory and Power Displayed

Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame,
Give to the Lord renown and power,
Ascribe due honours to His Name,
And His eternal might adore.

The Lord proclaims His power aloud
Over the ocean and the land;
His voice divides the wat'ry cloud,
And lightnings blaze at His command.

He speaks, and tempest, hail, and wind,
Lay the wide forest bare around;
The fearful hart, and frightful hind
Leap at the terror of the sound.

To Lebanon He turns His voice,
And lo, the stately cedars break;
The mountains tremble at the noise,
The valleys roar, the deserts quake.

The Lord sits sovereign on the flood,
The Maker reigns for ever King;
But makes His saints His blest abode,
Where we His awesome glories sing.

In gentler language there the Lord
The counsels of His grace imparts;
Amidst the raging storm His Word
Speaks peace and courage to our hearts.

May the Lord bless you as you meditate on this poetic version of His Word. ~Paul