Renewed Life

Thursday, July 26, 2007

All at once, I am set free.
Now able to view rightly
The Glory shining brightly:
Forever with Christ, I'll be.

Joy poured forth into my heart,
Not a trickle but a flood
Of hope, raining in the blood
Of Christ, never to depart.

Ever increasing love, He
Has granted this hateful wretch.
Replacing cold stone with flesh,
His Holy Fire indwelt me.

I wait for the bell's last toll,
For eternal rest and peace,
That vision that will ne'er cease:
Christ's glory gazed upon whole.

Now! Cast off death's damning chains!
Forever, His Name be sung
By every tribe and tongue!
Death in subjection, Christ reigns!