Wondrous

Darkness
Deep darkness
Darkness over the deep

Light
Shining light
Light from heaven shining

Words
Spoken words
Words of life are spoken

Life
Wondrous life
Life with God is wondrous

God
Holy God
God alone is holy

Sin
Dreaded sin
Sin brings what is dreaded

Words
Spoken Words
Words of hope are spoken

Light
Shining light
Light from heaven shining

Born
Jesus born
Born to die King Jesus 

Death
Defeated death
Death has been defeated

Trust
Place your trust
Trust Him Who took your place 

Life
Wondrous life
Life with God is wondrous

God of Forgiveness

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Verse 1
Blessed are those who are forgiven
Blessed are those who’ve been covered
All blessings to those whose sins are no more
All whom Jesus has purchased

Chorus
For You are a hiding place for us
You have provided deliverance
And You make us safe under your cross
Where we cry, “It is finished”
Cause You are the God of Forgiveness
Yes, You are the God of Forgiveness

Verse 2
We repent and acknowledge our sins
We confess our hearts like to wander
But we know our help comes from You, Lord
And Your promises are certain

Chorus

Bridge
You are our Strength for today
You are our Hope for tomorrow
You have freed us from the weight of sin
By becoming a Man of Sorrow

Chorus

Behind the lines

Psalm 32

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Therefore let everyone who is godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.

Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Joyful Groaning

sunset-3325080_1920That which we all long for,
Is Joy we have not seen,
It is the beauty of pure love,
In the face of Majesty.

Christ, our greatest longing,
Intense Joy beyond all,
Meets desire to be satisfied,
Since the dark dawn of the fall.

Come again, Bright Morning,
Come joyful, Lord Jesus,
For until your faithful return,
There is no resting in us.

Growing hunger endures,
Like the thirst of dry land,
Nothing in the world is enough,
To fulfill the heart of man.

We plead for small glimpses,
We struggle to truly see,
For beauty is clouded by sin,
While joy is stained with ugly.

So we groan on our way,
Longing, crying, praying,
Dying to enter forever,
Where True Joy is preparing.

Behind the lines

For the times we struggle for joy, yet know there is hope and joy to come. Where waiting with patience means a joyful groan.

[18] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. [19] For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. [20] For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope [21] that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. [22] For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. [23] And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. [24] For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? [25] But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience (Romans 8:18-25 ESV).

 

 

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