Saturday, February 02, 2008

Time for a poetry reading

Our church had our Missions Conference this week and this hymn was part of our theme. I loved it so much! Hope you will, too!

O Church, arise, and put your amour on,
hear the call of Christ our captain,
For now the weak can say that they are strong,
in the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
we'll stand against the devil's lies;
An army bold, whose battle cry is love,
reaching out to those in darkness.

Our call to war-to love the captive soul,
but to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole,
we will fight with faith and valor.
When faced with trials on every side,
we know the outcome is secure,
And Christ will have the prize for which He died-
an inheritance of nations.

So Spirit come, put strength in every stride,
give grace for every hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize,
of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way,
retelling triumphs of his grace,
We hear their call and hunger for the day
when with Christ we stand in glory.


At 2:20 PM, Blogger the girl with pointy sticks said...

That was really refreshing :)

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Love it!

"Missions" Weeks are always a reminder to me of why we are really here.


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