Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Then Shall Live .....

Last week my husband, Andrew, had the opportunity to do the vocal producing for our friend, Tammy, as her dream of recording a CD came true. The next morning I was excited to listen to the final product, but one song in particular was highlighted to me. The lyrics seemed to jump into the air and grip me ... they challenged me more than anything, but also inspired me. May you be challenged and inspired today as well.

I Then Shall Live (written by Gloria Gaither)
I have put the words in bold that were highlighted to me ....

I then shall live as one who's been forgiven.
I'll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.

I know my name is clear before my Father;

I am His child and I am not afraid.
So, greatly pardoned, I'll forgive my brother;

The law of love I gladly will obey.

I then shall live as one who's learned compassion.

I've been so loved, that I'll risk loving too.

I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;

I'll dare to see another's point of view.

And when relationships demand commitment,

Then I'll be there to care and follow through.

Your Kingdom come around and through and in me;

Your power and glory, let them shine through me.

Your Hallowed Name, O may I bear with honor,

And may Your living Kingdom come in me.

The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,

And may You feed a hungry world through me.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Ok crying here....
What powerful words
Thankyou for posting them.
I will return to this post as I listen to Tammy's CD so not only the words will touch my heart again but to here them delivered with the Passion and Love Of God.