Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This Side of Heaven
On this side of heaven there will always be trouble
On this side of heaven we toil and we sweat
Sorrow and heart-ache will each have its moments
Hurtful misgivings and painful regret
Faithful words from the Garden of Eden
Cursed is the ground on this side of Heaven
Here we must work midst the thorns and the thistles
Here we must bear the fruit of our sin
But oh, what sweet hope rests in every believer
In spite of our labor, there is victory within
Peace through the power of His great promise given
We will not stay on this side of Heaven
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Genesis 3:17-19 (New International Version)
17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,'
"Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat of it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return."