Ye are a chosen people,
Walk by faith and not by sight;
Ye are an holy nation,
Go forth with a shining light.

A chosen generation,
Your hearts on high He raises;
Ye, God’s peculiar people,
To show forth all His praises.

He who called you from darkness,
Into His marvelous light;
He who deserves all worship,
The way of the truth and life.

Based on 1 Peter 2:9

(Copyright by Leah E. Good 2012)

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His Creation

When nothing was
There God didst dwell,
At dawn of time
His voice to swell.

Eternal God
In ages past,
Made earth at first
And man at last.

With labor done
His work surveyed,
Said, “It is good,”
And rested.

Based on Genesis 1

(Copyright 2012 by Leah E. Good)

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Spring Forth

I love the blooming flowers and budding trees that are a sign of spring. This past week I came across a Bible verse that is both beautiful and fitting for this time of year.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

The Coming Day

A thousand years is as a day,
And a day as a thousand years.
The Lord continues in his way,
There is no cause to fear.

About His promise, He’s not slack,
But rather wills that none should lack.
His hand of grace remains outstretched,
To every sinful, loveless wretch.

Look for the coming day of God,
He comes as a thief in the night.
Heaven and earth shall be dissolved,
But we shall ever dwell in light.

(based on 2 Peter 3:8-13)

Copyright 2012 by Leah E. Good

Joy and Praise

He puts in my heart joy and praise,
Out of this joy, my voice I’ll raise,
He’s the victor, and He’s my friend,
Oh with joy my soul ascends.

Into His hands my heart I give,
That in His love I’ll always live,
Through paths of life I’ll let Him lead,
In simple faith, on Him believe.

(Copyright 2012 by Leah E. Good)

Desert Roses

All glory to our Lord most awesome,
The solitary place shall blossom.
Even the stones break forth in song,
All pow’r and praise to Thee belong.

Death could not keep Him, Christ arose,
The desert blossoms as the rose.
The lame man leaps, the dumb shall sing,
For they have seen their glorious King.

Go strengthen ye the weakened hands,
Proclaim His name through all the land.
Streams in the desert there shall be,
Proving His grace to you and me.

(Based on Isaiah 35:1-6)

Copyright 2012 by Leah E. Good

An Answer Soft

An answer soft turns wrath away,
Turns battle’s dark to hope of day.
Brings rest so sweet and harmony,
Shows heart’s surrender unto Thee.

An answer soft turns wrath away,
Makes blooms of joy replace the gray.
To answer loud is pride, I know,
While speaking soft God’s love will show.

An answer soft turns wrath away,
Please teach me this, oh Lord, I pray,
That I might in Thy will be found,
Peaceful and resting, safe and sound.

(Based on Proverbs 15:1a)

copyright 2011 by Leah E. Good