Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Not Today

He looked from Heaven to behold
Earth’s suffering and pain,
He said to His flock in the fold,
I must return again,
Set up all the banquet tables,
Prepare the wedding feast,
Make ready Heaven’s gables
And kill the fatted beast,
Then, as his hosts assembled
For this most glorious day
Suddenly Heaven trembled
As they heard the Savior say….

Not today, oh not today,
Put the tables all away,
There are too many lost in sin,
Too many precious souls to win,
I must wait, for I can’t bear
To see so many lost out there,
Come and wipe my tears away,
Not today, oh, not today

He weeps for suffering, faithful saints,
He longs to bring them home,
They are so weary-worn and faint
And calling to Him, Come,
And as His love is pouring down
On this afflicted plain,
He longs to give immortal crowns
To all our tears and pain,
But then He sees the darkened masses
Caught in sin’s vast sway,
If He comes, their last hope passes,
Again they hear Him say…….

Not today, oh, not today,
Put the tables all away,
Surely one more soul will hear
Of a Father’s love so dear,
I cannot bear to seal their fate
For My love is just too great,
I long to take earth’s pain away
But not today, oh not today

All Rights Reserved Aug.2009
Janet Martin

For the Lord Himself will come down fron Heaven
with a loud command,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trumet call of God. 1Thess.4:16

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