Encouraging Poems
 

My Lord Forever

    

      Here is a song I often sing silently to Him in the morning when I wake up -- and as He brings it to my mind day or night. A wonderful pianist and friend plays the melody (which should start in less than a minute). You probably recognize it as "I dreamed a dream" from Les Miserables. I hope you will enjoy singing the words as a prayer to our wonderful Lord. 

     The music will start with an introduction -- then the melody follows.

I love You Lord, my dearest Friend,

You fill my heart with grateful wonder

You guide my steps through every storm

You give me rest by Your still water.

 

You are my Savior and my Song

Your death has ransomed me from judgment.

I mourned my sins, and You forgave.

Now I can share Your Life each moment.  

 

When the darkness hides Your Way

and temptations press around me.

When I feel too tired to pray

Your sweet promises sustain me - in - your - love.

 

Just listen to the piano without the words through the next verse,

then sing the final two verses with the music.

 

For You're the Rock on which I stand

You are my Hope when comforts crumble

You quench the foe with Your strong hand,

None can restrain Your will and power! 

 

You are my Strength from day to day

Oh may I live this life to please You --

obey Your Word and walk Your Way

Oh, give me grace to love you more!

 


 

Those words bring these Scriptures -- and many more -- to my mind:

Verse 1. Jesus said, "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you....I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you." John 15:13-15

 "The Lord is my shepherd... He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;" Psalm 23:1-2

Verse 2. "The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation." Psalm 118:13

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all." 1 Timothy 2:5

"...godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted...." 2 Corinthians 7:9-10

"...in Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:27-28

Verse 3. "I will give you the treasures of darkness.... that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." Isaiah 45:3

"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:11-13

Verse 4. "I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust..."  Psalm18:1

Verse 5. "God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26

"Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ...."  2 Corinthians 5:9-10

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'" John 14:6

"At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.... If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words...." John 14:20-23


For deeper understanding of the Truths in this song, you may want to click on these links:

1. Friend,  guide.

2. Savior, Song, ransom (paid the penalty), mourned my sins (repentance).  Now I can share Your Life each moment.  

3. Your Way,  promises.

4. RockHopethe foe (Satan), Your will and power

5. Strength,  WordWay,  grace

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