Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oh my.....


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 another;
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 anothers 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 power and glory, let them shine thru me.
Your Hallowed Name O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world thru me.

TEXT: Gloria Gaither, 1981
MUSIC: Jean Sibelius, 1899
TUNE: FINLANDIA

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

recall the tune...in my teens..suspect it was in a hymnal. Seems to be a huge jump from sining the words to living it for most in the body I suspect.

RoG ~8)

GuyMuse said...

Wow, that was powerful! I have heard many texts sung to Sibelius' "Finlandia" but none has the impact like these words.