Oh, How we long to be with the Lord! Yet we meet many a sword.
How His Glory is calling to us! But we seem to only struggle and fuss.
Seeking to walk on that golden lane! But restrained to trod on dirt in vain.
To hear the angels shout and sing! Yet only perceive cries of pain and sting.
To feel the warmth and presence of our Lord! Though all around us suffering outpoured.
To feel His close and warm embrace! So many who need it, but not a trace.
Someday our tears will be wiped away! Yet many will never know that day.
I see now why we are not there yet! So many, Jesus has not met.
Those of this world go to and fro, having no direction of which way to go.
They need to hear the Savior’s call, the Gospel must be proclaimed, yes, proclaimed to all!
All have broken God’s holy Law, they lie and steal, they do it all.
It breaks God’s heart to have to punish and condemn a sinful race, all of them.
Hatred, disobedience, murder, and more, all crimes against God, He does abhor.
Hell is His prison of woe and pain, suffering and anguish, where punishments reign.
But God loved you so very much, He died on the cross, that your soul He may touch.
Suffered and died for your every sin, took the wrath of God that you may be made new within.
He died, was buried, and rose again, now sits on His throne, your soul He can defend.
Turn from your sins, repent and confess, He will forgive and clean up your mess.
Follow and obey, seek Him and read His Word, never look away and great will be your reward.
Some day in Heaven you will shout and rejoice, joy and blessing, forever a joyful noise!
Don’t wait another moment, don’t even delay, cry out in repentance and do it today!
He is waiting to hear your humble cry, His love for you is great, in Him you can rely!
This is the most important decision of your life, if you ignore it, it will cut like a knife!
Run to the Lord, He is waiting for you, give everything to Him, to the One who is faithful and true!
1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! 2 My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. 3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah 5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. 6 As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. 7 They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah 9 Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed! 10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!