Thursday, November 10, 2016

I Then Shall Live

There are a lot of words being thrown out there right now about our country and the election and all that goes with it. I'm not sure it's necessary to add any of mine to the masses. I am not a politician nor even interested in politics, as a general rule. Chris was looking at video clips about the election last night and I had to keep asking him who the people were, that's how much I've kept up with the news!

I don't have any great words of wisdom or prophecy about the future. I don't claim to believe anything about the election results except what I believed before them: God is in control.

The words of this song, by Gloria Gaither, seem like a good prayer for myself, and I will leave them for you to ponder.....

I Then Shall Live

I then shall live 
as one who's been forgiven;
I'll walk with joy
To know my debts are paid.
I know my name
Is clear before my Father;
I am His child,
And I am not afraid.
So greatly pardoned,
I'll forgive my brother;
The law of love
I gladly will obey.

I then shall live
As one who's learned compassion;
I've been so loved
That I'll risk loving too.
I know how fear
Builds walls instead of bridges;
I'll dare to see
Another's point of view.
And when relationships 
Demand commitment,
Then I'll be there
To care and follow through.

Your kingdom come
Around and through and in me;
Your pow'r and glory,
Let them shine through me.
Your hallowed name,
O may I bear with honor,
And may You feed
A hungry world through me.

The tune for this song is the same as "Be Still My Soul". You can listen to the song here

I Then Shall Live by Gloria Gaither Copyright © 1981 Hanna Street Music (BMI) (adm. at / Harry Fox   () All rights reserved.


Gina said...

Great words!

Miller scribe said...

Blogs ought to have a Like button. I like this!