Sunday, December 02, 2012

All to Thee We Owe and Pledge

All to Thee We Owe and Pledge

Your the bright and morning star
Who does lead us from afar
As the day of God draws nigh
Lord to You we lift our cry

Bring us home to life and love

Bring us to Thy Throne above
Be Thou ours and we Thine own
Then from Thee we’ll never roam
You illuminate the day
And You lead us on the Way
Not by power or by might
But in Your Spirit we’re made right

Sent to us from far above 
That we would learn to live and love
That our neighbors here in life 
Would also cease to strive
That they too would know Your grace
And one day see You face to Face

That now Love would rule their souls
For God is Love who makes us whole

Oh by means of Your own blood
We’ve a home in heaven to come
Where You dwell in Holy Light
While here below we war and fight
Yet not against the carnal foes
Which often living in great woe
Cowerer fearing and not free
Eyes not yet able to see

Help us come and humbly bow
To You who draw us near
That in the life were living now

We would from You receive Your cheer
Your cheer and courage we do need
In the Way in which You lead
Our enemies are not a few
And to You we would be true

More than conquerors you make
Of us who by Your grace forsake
Sin and sadness wrong and woe
As in praise and grace we grow
All to Thee we owe and pledge
All our heart and all our mind
All our soul and all our strength
Jesus we are Thine!


In a song, melody being yet perfected, the last stanza is a chorus sung at the >.

Ye have not because ye ask not. I have not written much in the last good few years. But recently I remember longing, almost needing to write again, and faintly remember praying.  God has at least looked on my hearts desire if not actually heard a prayer. Nonetheless I am reminded that we have little who ask little, even nothing who ask not. Sobering words to a people (person, moi) to whom such good and great promises are made:

John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

1 John 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.