Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rejoice in the Lord...



God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thank to the Lord though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.


O rejoice in the Lord.
He makes no mistake.
He knoweth the end of each path that I take.
For when I am tried and purified,
I shall come forth as gold.




I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.


O rejoice in the Lord.
He makes no mistake.
He knoweth the end of each path that I take.
For when I am tried and purified,
I shall come forth as gold.





Now I can see testing comes from above;

God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit I will bear.

O rejoice in the Lord.
He makes no mistake.
He knoweth the end of each path that I take.
For when I am tried and purified,
I shall come forth as gold.

~ words and music by Ron Hamilton
brief, instrumental sample can be heard
here


"But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee."
~ Psalm 5:11

"Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord..."
~ Philippians 3:1

"Rejoice evermore."
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16

5 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Those are very good things to remember and take to heart.

Kristi said...

Hannah and Justin sing this together at church. I've always loved this song.

~Kristi

Lisa said...

Beautiful words for a beautiful song. I enjoyed this post. I hope you have a great week.
Hugs. Lisa

Kristy... said...

Beautiful!

Holly said...

Thank you for sharing this poem...I sooo needed to hear that today. ~Holly

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