“And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:17-18)
I have not been a good example
I have done so many things wrong
I have stumbled, slipped, have fallen
Broken chords are void of true song
How can I make them listen?
How can I now make them see?
Though I am a flawed, imperfect person
He still came and rescued, even me
me, who has done things unspeakable
me, who has lied, murdered, betrayed
me, who ran from her First Love
The me, He conquered and saved
Now I cry when I see Him
I cry when His Presence I feel
I cry when I see the pain I’ve caused
Yet He bids me to come and to kneel
I don’t have all the answers
But I know He has made me new
I know I am truly forgiven
I know He is faithful and true
How do I explain this redemption?
The great love displayed on the Cross?
How everything I counted as gain,
I now count as nothing but loss?
How do I make you see His mercy?
How do I make you see His great love?
How do I appeal to sin-clouded hearts?
How do I turn their eyes above?
In and of myself I can do nothing
I know the Spirit of God must move
He opens eyes, unstops deaf ears
He brings new life, He proves
Oh Lord, don’t let them judge You
Through the faults and failings of flesh
Cause them to look to You alone
To Your one perfect atoning death
You, who gave Your only begotten Son
To save a wretched woman like me
You, whose wrath was satisfied in Christ
So that I could be marvelously set free
Call their name, bid them “Come”
In Your mercy, by Your amazing grace
Break through every obstacle erected
That they may see Your Glorious Face
Father, You know how much I love them
You know too the damage that I’ve done
But I believe nothing can stop You
Despite me, let them see Your Precious Son
He is not just a Prophet
He is not just some Good Man
He is the Son of God Eternal
He is God, the Great I AM
Capture their hearts Holy Father
Lead them home Precious Christ
Open their eyes Blessed Holy Spirit
Let them taste of You and have eternal life…
Written by Anne Marie Hawke
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