His Name

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Our failing lies in lauding past,

in worshiping it first and last,

too closely letting law rule mind,

neglecting love and grace that bind

us to the Lord who gave us these

to break our chains, our troubles ease.

 

Today we’re no more master/slave;

God sent Christ to His children save.

His grace and love dissolves our chains

allowing us our fill of gains

if we love God, our neighbor too

and let the Spirit feed our view.

 

Anew an army’s rising now

to meet you here and show you how

to drop the chains and live free lives,

a life of joy, a life that thrives.

Surrender now; give Him control.

He’ll heal your heart and make you whole.

 

A walk with Jesus helps us place

our faith in Father’s vast embrace.

Abiding in the Spirit’s gaze

reminds us where to fix our praise

and just who raises up our prayers,

this everlasting hope prepares.

 

His Name is Grace, Love, Hope and Peace.

His message is: Love must increase

for neighbor, friend and enemy.

Without this we will not be free

or show the world we follow Him.

Oh please, don’t let His light grow dim.

 

 

13 comments

  1. Very soothing and encouraging at a time when I for one, feel the need for solace. Thank you, Susan.

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    1. Oh, me too Beth. Me too.

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  2. Amen. Love this Susan ❤️ I’ve always loved that song too – so simple but powerful!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. Apologize for the late reply. Been down with a cold. On the healing end now. I always appreciate your comments. ❤

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      1. Glad you’re feeling better. Sending prayers 🙏🏼

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  3. A wonderful reminder. Thank you.

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    1. May His face shine upon you and Harry today, my friend.

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    1. Hugs, prayers and love, Vincent.

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      1. Likewise Susan 😍

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  4. I think this is one one my favorite poems of yours, Susan, I LOVE it! It’s like an anthem rallying cry! We SO need to understand this, to walk in it, shake off the ugly past of our faith and put on the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus. It’s true other-centered love and freedom!
    Let it be so, Lord!

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    1. Wow, thank you Mel. I guess this is my anthem for this year. I didn’t think of it that way before, but you’re right – and I’ll keep drumming it until others hear the beat. 🙂

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