Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9
Monday, June 1, 2009
THE WORD AND THE SWORD
II SAMUEL 23: 1-4
HOW QUIET THE NIGHT
THOUGH I HAVE HEARD THE SOUND OF THUNDER AND RAIN
I SIT HERE WAITING TO HEAR THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE...TO REFRESH ME AGAIN
SWEET SPIRIT OF LOVE...COME BEARING HIS NAME
BREATHE ON ME LORD, THAT I MAY PROCLAIM
YOUR WORD MADE ALIVE...YOUR WORD EVER NEW
LIKE THE DAWNING OF MORNING, SPRINKLED WITH DEW.
INSTRUCT THIS VESSEL...WITH THE OLD AND THE NEW, GIVE OUT OF YOUR TREASURE WHAT THE ANCIENTS KNEW...
WHAT THIS NEW CREATION HAS COME TO RECEIVE,
THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE, MAY IT NEVER LEAVE.
SPEAK IT IN FIRE, REFINE ME TODAY...
IN WORDS FITLY SPOKEN, TO SHOW ME YOUR WAY
RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT IN ME, NOW, MY LORD
WITH RIGHT USE OF WILL
THAT LOVE BE MY VISION
MY SPIRIT BE STILL
LET ALL WHO COME NEAR THEE
FIND COMFORT TO SHARE
A WORD KINDLY SPOKEN
A WORD THAT YOU CARE
GIVE LIFE I MAY CLING TO
IN HOPE AND ALL PEACE
LIFE FREELY GIVEN...THAT NEVER SHALL CEASE
IN QUIET REFLECTION
MY HEART GLADLY SINGS
THE WORDS I AM HEARING
WITHIN MY HEART RINGS
I SING HALLELUJAH!...I SING PRAISE THE LORD!
I SING LORD BE WITH ME...THE WORD AND THE SWORD.
Is not our fellowship with Him? Do we dare to speak what He speaks to our heart? Oh yes, yes...Proclaim it aloud! Let the fellowship of His Spirit be the witness of His Life in you...Walk in His Light...Walk in His Spirit...Walk in His Truth...For this is the Way...I tell you this that your joy may be full and complete................Shebet