Monday, 26 August 2013

There is a cost

There is a cost
That God requires
My heart,
My mind,
My soul.

There is a cost 
To follow Him
Repent,
Forgive,
Baptism.

There is a cost
To living faith
Stand-up,
Proclaim,
And shout

There is a cost
Already paid by
Jesus,
Our Lord,
Saviour.

This is our prize
Now shout it out
Refined,
Set free,
Delivered.

Know the Saviour's
Love today
By grace
You are
Forgiven.

©Revdjo 26/8/13







The tune of the hymn by Horatius Bonar that was going through my head when I write the above.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place,
And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk,
Till trav’ling days are done.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“My Father’s house above
Has many mansions; I’ve a place
Prepared for you in love.”
I trust in Jesus—in that house,
According to His word,
Redeemed by grace, my soul shall live
Forever with the Lord.