Thursday, May 3, 2012

Called to Be God’s Faithful

II Corinthians 4:16

Text: John A. Dalles, May 3, 2012
Meter: 6565
“ Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.    For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Called to be God’s faithful,
Welcomed as Christ’s friend,
In God’s Spirit, joyful,
Serving to the end!

We are not discouraged,
Never shall we fear,
We see what the Lord sees,
And the Lord is here.

Some trust force and conquest,
Others, wealth and fame;
These are truly worthless,
Without Jesus' name!

Foes though real, are fleeting,
Troubles soon shall fade,
Trust in Jesus’ leading,
Never be afraid!

Still, the world is turning,
So all time shall turn,
Unto God for learning,
When Christ shall return!

The first stanza should be sung as the final stanza.

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