Thursday, December 3, 2020

Lover of the Lowly

The wheels of time grind slowly-But they grind extremely fine
Time crushes and consumes and brings us low.
There is a lover of the lowly-Whose heart is loving-kind
He gives the greatest grace this world can know,

This world is not a friend to grace-But your loving eyes
Rove throughout the earth to bless the meek
Penitence and confession-Can serve to make us wise
If after your own heart we will seek

Oh lover of the lowly-Lift up the humble heart
Oh lover of the lowly-May love set us apart
The contrite heart you’ll not cast out For your compassion reigns
Have mercy and  remove our doubt- Reaffirm your presence once again

Oh let us be the least of these-Help us renew our mind
The last shall be first in your eyes
To understand that we might please-Our God by being kind
Taking joy in what your love denies

To love the Lord with all our strength-And heart and mind and soul
This is the first and greatest command
And loving others too at length-Let this be our highest goal
The lower we bow down to serve, we stand

Bridge:
So Lord bring us low
If that’s what it takes to know
The depth and breadth and heights of your sweet love
As we fall on our face
To experience more of grace
We get a glimpse of life in heaven above.

Oh lover of the lowly-Lift up the humble heart
Oh lover of the lowly-May love set us apart
The contrite heart you’ll not cast out For your compassion reigns
Have mercy and  remove our doubt- Reaffirm your presence once again
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Anthony Foster
December 3, 2020

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