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A Living Hope

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Praise God, Father of our Lord,
Granting us His mercy and grace;
Our hope not to be ignored,
Comforting with His sweet embrace.

He knows about our true worth,
That bestows on us living hope;
That has given us a new birth,
Through Jesus Christ able to cope.

For the resurrection of Christ,
Being revived up from the dead;
Came after being sacrificed,
Took our place in our stead.

An inheritance to cherish,
In Heaven is undefiled;
Unfading and will not perish,
As your past is reconciled.

Through your faith, you are protected,
The power of God as revealed;
For the salvation selected,
As the Book of Life is unsealed.

You rejoice, though for a short time,
You have to struggle through this life;
Trials that are discipling crime,
Resulting in toils and strife.

Genuine faith worth more than gold,
Will perish, refined by fire;
Glory and honor can unfold,
If it remains true desire.

You love Him, but you have not seen,
Because you are reading His Word;
He has assisted where you have been,
Listen as His voice will be heard.

For you are receiving your goal,
Through your faith for your salvation;
The inheritance for your soul,
If righteous, builds a foundation.

For the prophets prophesied grace,
And has been taught while is church;
Show that your desires embrace,
Of what your mind really does search.

It is revealed the one you serve,
The things that your heart desires;
You need to be building your nerve,
And just extinguish those fires.

Copyright © 2018 Richard Newton Sherrer

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