Sunday, January 16, 2011

Because of Thee

The golden, flowing willow limb
From seed beneath the sod
Becomes a tree because of Him
The power of our God
We gaze in awe at sunsets grand
Or moon’s tranquility
The rendering of a higher Hand
My God, it is of Thee

Because of Thee the mountain-peaks
Reach to the vaulted sash
Where voice of wind and thunder speaks
And tongues of lightning flash
Because of Thee, the bud unfolds
Into a perfect bloom
Of pink, magenta, red and gold
Earth’s glorious living-room

Because of Thee the seasons pass
And You bestow them all
Spring and summers verdant grass
The coloring of fall
The snowflakes; each original
Of perfect symmetry
Winter’s argent madrigal
Is all because of Thee

Because of Thee the tiny babe
Born to this sin-cursed plain
May know there is a living hope
Your grace for every man
Upon a cross Your offering
Sets every sinner free
The broken can be whole again
My God, because of Thee

And though this world may ache and groan
Scarred by the fruits of sin
Because of Thee may it be known
We may have peace within…
Without we see sin’s sad decay
Within there’s victory
A living hope that will not fade
My God, because of Thee


Praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
And into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade,
Kept in Heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power
Until the coming of the salvation that is ready to
Be revealed in the last time. 1 Pet. 1 4-5

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