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I can’t help but have tears come to my eyes as i sing these words…Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Music: John Zundel, 1815-1882


1.	Love divine, all loves excelling, 
	joy of heaven, to earth come down; 
	fix in us thy humble dwelling; 
	all thy faithful mercies crown! 
	Jesus thou art all compassion, 
	pure, unbounded love thou art; 
	visit us with thy salvation; 
	enter every trembling heart. 

2.	Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit 
	into every troubled breast! 
	Let us all in thee inherit; 
	let us find that second rest. 
	Take away our bent to sinning; 
	Alpha and Omega be; 
	end of faith, as its beginning, 
	set our hearts at liberty. 

3.	Come, Almighty to deliver, 
	let us all thy life receive; 
	suddenly return and never, 
	nevermore thy temples leave. 
	Thee we would be always blessing, 
	serve thee as thy hosts above, 
	pray and praise thee without ceasing, 
	glory in thy perfect love. 

4.	Finish, then, thy new creation; 
	pure and spotless let us be. 
	Let us see thy great salvation 
	perfectly restored in thee; 
	changed from glory into glory, 
	till in heaven we take our place, 
	till we cast our crowns before thee, 
	lost in wonder, love, and praise.
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Abundant Overflow

Oh the uphill travel of righteousness
On the path that is steep and narrow,
Oh the life lead by the hand og God,
whose eye is on the sparrow
And as i approach a peak on this path
as you lead me from Glory to Glory
May this life not reflect the life of my own
But the life that is your story.
As I gaze down ahead at the view once hidden
I conjure the my prodded desent.
Will i stay on the path that God has mapped out?
Or will I stumble and fall and repent.
Though no temptation is within my sight
It sighs upon the door of my flesh
whispering a seduction to make me more
And make my sweet savior less.
“Oh God!” I cry, “Less of me
And more of you!” It is my hearts refrain
May I live to Magnify you
Not my selfish gain.
Oh risen wonder, The great I am
Ever present in time of need.
I call out to you in need of a God
for Adams flesh clings to me
Oh Adams flesh this sin of old
how it trifles my heart an my song
Nature of man, how deceiving you are
To tell me that righteousness is in  the wrong.
Glory be to God, may i say it again
May this be the cry of my all
Glory to God, who ransomed the nations
Giving substance to victory song.
I cling to you as a child to their mother
I cleave as a man to his wife
I long for you as a dear pants for streams
I’ll follow with all of my life.
Guide my head, steer my eyes,
May they only be fixed on you.
Guard my heart, protect my life
May i serve you in all that I do.
May i never grow weary, never grow weak,
For its you who carries me
May I never grow tired, never grow faint
Through christ who strengthens me

Humble me father, break me at my knees
that i will always be in submission to you
Break me oh God, for you humble the proud
May I glorify you in all that I do.

Make me your instrument, make me your vessel
May not my life be chaff in the wind
Use me oh God, Im forever yours
My King, My father My friend.

How forever i could sing of your goodness to me
My joy in every refrain
May i always tell of the wonders you’ve done.
May my life be for the sake of you name.

Keep me oh lord, may i never folly
May i always trust in you alone
My past, my present, and all that is to come
I lay before your throne.

Praise you
I praise you.

 

 

gosh,… i have to force myself to stop pressing keys.
Today was the second day of college orientation.
I don’t, for a second, want to stray from my God.

 

kay

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Before man is my lover

God is the Lover of my soul.

God is Love; within His name dwells His glory

 

Before I am the beloved of man

I am the beloved of Christ.

May I unashamedly be captivated by His love.

 

Before I am the responder of man

I am the responder to the Holy Ghost

May I love as He first loved me.

 

Oh song of my spirit!

You are a fire in my bones

I can’t hold it in, indeed I am weary

“Abba! Father!”  My lips refrain

Lull me to a passionate outcry.

Oh how you haved loved me!

Oh how you have called me to yourself!

I am and adulterous bride,

Yet You see me as blameless.

May I forever be a child of God

The bride of Christ

And Cleave to Your Spirit.

May this covenant never be broken.

Let purity and light guide my steps as I walk

The path divinely placed before me.

Being wooed by my Author my Perfector,

May I run in the way of your commands.

You have set my heart free!

With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.

Your Law is my delight, my counselor

May I never leave the shadow of Your wings.

 

Why are we to love others?

You have first loved us.

How are we to love?

“Do unto others as you

Would have them do unto you.”

 

May my love be everlasting

Unconditional

Unwavering

Unadulterated

Full of purity

Abundant

Life giving.

Because You have first loved me

 

May I protect others,

As you have protected me in love.

May I nourish others

As you have nourished me in love.
As a vine cleaves to its branch

May I so dearly depend on you.

Let me stay in your shade

as you protect me.

Let me stay connected to you

As you supply my soul with all I need.

 

Nothing can separate me from this love.

 

My unworthiness brings me to tears

Yet rejoicing still, for You call me as Your own.

As crown is to her husband

May my life reflect Your glory;

For you have chosen me as your bride.

No greater Love could I ever find.

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“O that this too sullied flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew…”

 

-Hamlet, brother, I feel your pain.

 

Though I have never contemplated suicide as the quoted statement implies, I myself have wished that my flesh of sin would melt away. That the sin nature in me would enter into an evanescence, so that I can purely be made in the image of Christ.

 

I would sell my self to celibacy.

I would send myself into slavery.

I would denounce my dreams and desires to discipleship.

I would sacrifice my self awareness, selfish ambitions, myself.

I would vend the things made valuable the world.

I would carry the cross.

I would trudge through forgotten territories.

I would sleep next to death.

I would rise to and ever-present rain.

I would give the words of my mouth for the Gospel of the living God.

I would become the hands and feet and the body of Christ

I would leave love ones

I would leave worldly love.

I would love others more than my life.

 

As God enables, I can.

And as God desires, I will.

 

“Oh for the sake of the glorious cross,

Let this be my single boast.

That I may consider all the world vain,

And cling to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

 

Yet no matter where I Go, no matter what I do, my own unmelted flesh follows me, hinders me, ensnares me.

 

But let us celebrate in this:

 

“…neither death nor life,

neither angels nor demons,

neither the present nor the future,

nor any powers,

neither height nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8

 

Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

Romans 8

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