"and much grace was upon them all" Acts 4:33

12/16/1990

We thank you, our Father,

For what you have done.

Yet it’s clear to our hearts

That you’ve only begun

To change us and shape us

And make us brand new

We’re thrilled at the thought

Of what you can do.

For much grace is upon us;

It’s so clear to see

Your gifts undeserved,

Yet abundant and free.

You’ve taken a people

Apart and alone

And knit us together

And made us Your own.

Imperfect we are;

That we do not contend.

But aim for perfection

We will till the end.

For Your grace inspires us,

Woos us to dare,

To serve with devotion

Exceedingly rare.

And what of the future?

For what can we hope?

Far more than survival

And ability to cope.

The heights we will scale

And the depths we will probe

Of the love of our Lord

In majesty robed.

For we serve a God

Who delights to be known

By those who are willing

Their lives to disown.

Will we deserve this?

Oh, never indeed!

But Your grace we’ll trust,

And Your ways will succeed.

All around us there rages

A war to be won,

And win it we will

Through the cross of Your Son.

So marshall your forces,

Dig deeply within,

Seek Jesus inside you,

Root out every sin.

Take captive the thoughts that

Distract from the Lord.

Take up the helmet, the shield,

And the sword.

His glory awaits us;

Don’t ever give in…

And with His grace upon us

We’re certain to win.

Kevin

 

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