Friday, February 12, 2010

Revive Me

Revive me, O God, revive.
Let these empty bones live.
In lovingkindness keep me,
My feet secure from whim.

To You, O Lord, I listen.
Your words embody truth.
What other voice would I trust
For wisdom's good rebuke?

With weakness in this vessel,
My feet are prone to run.
But let your Word still my heart
And tune my ears to One.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

Inspiration from Psalm 138.

God Pomp

Arise and sing to natures King,
Our hope and Lord of Glory.
To Him be praise for world so raised.
With gleaming pride adore Him.

Shine forth your worth with image birthed,
O man you are a wonder.
For purest Light breathed forth man's life.
Exalt the great Creator.

But Adam fell and bent t'ward Hell,
Despising God Almighty.
Imputed sin indebted men,
Not one escapes the jury.

Yet Christ redeemed with death so pleased,
The spotless Lamb forsaken.
His stately tree from bended knee
Invites the weak and broken.

Renown exceeds His gentle deed.
No idol wins such honor.
All hail the King of Victory,
Jesus alone our Savior.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

The Eyes of God


The eyes of God that see the heart
In righteousness prevail.
Yea man sees not the soul's great worth
And reckons man to fail.

But neither sin or scoff will part
God's vow of selfless love.
For sure behind the christened lot
He veils His holy Dove.

Complain we not for His name's sake
All laud belongs to Him.
Each one we came with empty hands
No payment for our sin.

All kin by faith, beloved throng,
Pronounce the sacred head.
We are the church who stands as one
Through resurrection wed.

(C) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

God humbled me recently through a brother's brokenness. My response to his weakness contrasted the frustration I sometimes feel. Philippians 2:14-16 brought conviction about my attitude of self-righteousness. Disunity has no place in the church of Christ. When I judge according to my sinful attitude, I look past the child of God and to the failure I assume is his. As the church, we need God's Word to bring us truth in the midst of relational difficulties.

The Road to Zion

Shadows fall long on this dry, dusty road.
Pathway to Zion its mystery holds.
Highest of mountains before and behind
Carve the valley of weeping, O faith's night!

Long is the path, but soon will be the day
Our rising Redeemer will end night's stay.
His promise of grace enables our eyes.
From strength to strength His ready might supplied.

Now is the day through storms to persevere.
One day before the throne we will appear.
Praise with hope the Father, Spirit and Son,
For our feet on the path that's wrought with love.

(C) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

This song has been birthed as I slowly emerge from my own valley of weeping. Psalm 84 ministered to my heart so strongly, and propelled me to consider the Lord's place with me during this time. I will arrive at Zion in strength.

A Song for the Martyrs

Below is one stanza from Martin Luther's song "Flung to the Heedless Winds." Luther started the reformation, which split the protestant church from the Catholic church in the 16th-17th centuries. Many people died taking a stand for salvation through faith apart from works, the place of Scripture as the church's authority, etc. It's amazing to read as you place yourself in the shoes of someone who said goodbye to a faithful saint.

Stanza #9
Flung to the heedless winds
Or on the waters cast,
The martyrs' ashes watched,
Shall gathered be at last.
And from that scattered dust,
Around us and abroad,
Shall spring a plenteous seed
Of witnesses for God.

The Father hath received
Their latest living breath,
And vain is Satan's boast
Of vict'ry in their death.
Still, still, tho' dead, they speak,
And, trumpet-tongued, proclaim
To many a wak'ning land
The one availing Name.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

God Verbs (2)

God lives forever holy.
God speaks forever true.
God creates out of nothing.
God breathes life into you.

God sees every sinful heart.
God knows the lives we lead.
God stepped down from heaven's throne.
God imposed, so take heed.

God hung on a Roman cross.
Gos prayed, "Father, forgive."
God reached wide to give His life.
God saved so you might live.

God calls you by His Spirit.
God seals you with His name.
God anoints every worker.
God heals from Satan's game.

God holds you close as a son.
God names you with His own.
God loves you for glory's sake.
God fits you with a crown.

God sends you out to harvest.
God serves you with His pray'r.
God binds you with believers.
God endures with great care.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Yes, Faith

Yes, faith has been required

Since God awakened man.

The heavenly lights raise their voice-

Allude to Glory's hand.

Yes, faith God smiled upon,

Through fallen man foretold.

The promised and anointed One

A King, Messiah, Son.

Yes, faith is our answer.

We watch for Christ again.

The perfect One raised to His throne,

A sacrificial Lamb.

Yes, faith God requires

To blanket earth with grace.

He sends the saints, in Spirit laced,

To boast salvation's song.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

Format is in Short Meter. Scriptural influence from Ps. 19 with Ps. 2, Ro. 1 & 10. See also discussion at (Feb. 5, 2010).