In the presence of the Lord
Is where I long to be.
Living each moment in His tender care,
My God communing with me.
Teaching me wonders from His law,
Filling my life with His love,
Finding delight in serving Him,
Jehovah who reigns above.
Living each day before Christ,
Fearfully aware of each move that I make.
Did I glorify God, were my motives pure,
Is upholding His Truth the risk that I take?
Is my life a living and holy sacrifice,
Or has my focus faded again?
I won't be conformed to this world,
I pray my Father restores me to Him.
I want to obey when I hear my Lord speak,
As His Spirit and His Word command me.
But sometimes, inside, I feel so weak,
Still Jesus says, "Take up your cross and follow Me."
Sometimes this life can seem so hard,
It's only with eyes of faith that I can see.
I know it's in the presence of the Lord,
That I, His beloved child, long to be.
August 25th, 1994
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he
will keep my words:
and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode