Friday, February 02, 2007

The Love of God

The first time I studied Ephesians 2 I was completely stunned at the depth and intensity of God’s love for His redeemed. These thoughts so captured my mind that I eventually wrote a little poem as part of my worship to the Tri-une Lover of my soul.

Over ten years and many other poems and hymns and songs later, that piece seems rather “cute” and simple now... but it still draws my thoughts heavenward with refreshing remembrances of a sovereign love first discovered. I suppose that is one of the blessings of writing something.

It was an encouragement to me today, so I post it here:

The Love of God
The love of God is like the sea,
O drowning me in grace.
And cleansing me from all my sin
That I might see His face.

The love of God is like the sun,
With mercy its own light.
Exposing all my wickedness,
Then standing me upright.

The love of God is like the air,
Without it I'd lay dead!
For by His love He makes me live,
And holds me to the End.

I see Your love in all You've made
It's pow'r cannot be hid.
So let creation call to mind
All that my Saviour did.

And help me, Lord, to love like You;
To die to self each day.
O, make my mark, my aim, my goal,
To walk the Saviour's way.

Words ©1996, Paul W. Martin

Not Cowper or Newton, but a goodly theme to think on nonetheless!