The Time Of Love
Kathleen Vick | Added: Apr 02, 2023 | Category: Theology
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Lo! I have loved thee, thou art Mine,
thy substance did I see;
Before I formed thee in the womb,
you were a part of Me.
Jerusalem, My holy child,
(’though born in sin’s disgrace);
Salvation from thy God received,
when JESUS took thy place.
Before the moment of thy birth,
My love to thee was sealed;
I knew you would abandoned be,
within the open field.
Of Canaan’s land, thy origin,
of Adam’s progeny;
Thy mother and thy father, fiends,
who had no love for thee.
They treated you with cruelty on
the day that you were born;
They did not wash, nor swaddle thee,
but cast thee out, forlorn.
None eye was found to pity thee;
Poor sinner! Left to die!
The jaws of hell were open wide,
when JESUS Christ passed by.
For every cov’nant child of God,
the time of love will come;
(His glorious grace, though not for all,
will be revealed to some.)
When Christ the LORD was crucified,
provision had been made;
And then, in time, you will be taught,
that your sin-debt is paid.
Divine appointments must be kept,
and so, the Son draws near;
The Word He speaks is like a sword,
that pierces heart and ear.
“Yea, live!” He cries, and spreads His skirt,
upon your nakedness;
He washes you with water pure,
anoints with oil, to bless.
He covers with embroidered work,
with silk and badgers’ skin;
He girds thee with fine linen pure,
and puts away your sin.
A chain of gold, a gorgeous crown,
a jewel upon your brow;
All gifts His love bestows on thee,
“I AM your Husband now!”
O love the LORD, Jerusalem,
resolve to never stray;
The world and other lovers will,
beguile you in The Way.
If perseverance to the end,
was to thy merit due;
All would be lost! But Christ is made
a Surety for you.
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