Sunday, January 3, 2010

True Resolutions

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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 relationship demands 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 - oh, may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life - oh, may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world through me.

Amen.


Song: ‘I Then Shall Live’
Words by Gloria Gaither
Music: ‘Finlandia’ by Jean Sibelius

3 comments:

  1. Oh yes! Thank you for posting the lyrics to this wonderful song, Adrienne.

    That I would embrace the words as my own...

    jAne * tickleberry farm

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  2. I don't make resolutions as such but I do try to think of ways I can improve myself. I want to be more like Christ and this year my word to remember is Grace. I hope to be more forgiving, let go of hurts and anger more readily. Remember I am myself forgiven. This poem says it all Adrienne. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. This song is so full of truth. Love it.

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