* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sweet Lord of Fiercest Mercy

Sweet Lord of fiercest mercy,
Thou Endless and Sublime,
Grant me the calm assurance
Of grace amid the climb

Upward on the mountains high
That lead me to Thy throne;
The mountains of humility
Where I must tread alone.

I battle in arenas fierce
Wherein I fight myself,
And seldom win this struggle in
Subduing sin with death.

But, oh, Thy love, it shelters me
Against the rage of sin,
And, oh, Thy grace, it sees me through
Till I find peace within.

I stand beneath the rampant flag
Of my victorious King,
And know that he has won the field
Where now my battles ring.

I cannot lose, for he has won,
His vic’try shall be mine;
For he has died to make me live,
Today, and for all time.

The mountain that I dare to tread
Can never cast me down,
For it belongs to One who died,
Ascended, and was crowned.

Lord, help me as I fight this war,
And help me as I climb;
I’m Thine today, tomorrow too,
And ever after: Thine.

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