Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Born Country

My friend Marcy just posted a country video on her blog. It brought back some memories...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

No Chairs Inside

The holy priests in garments white
Unending work, no chairs inside
For who could rest from sin's effect
Unceasing flow of blood to let

Sufficient grace, Christ's offering
One final priest and last Lamb slain
His work completed once-for-all
He sat to rule and stayed the Law

Death passed by me, forgiveness mine
All glory to the risen King!
In stone no more God's precepts writ
For on my heart reads truth divine.

No chairs inside this heart so changed
I stand to meet the Christ I love
My will with His, my passions raised
And eyes so fixed on Him enthroned.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle. Inspiration from Hebrews 10.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Could I But Earn My Savior's Love

Could I but earn my Savior's love
by striving to repay?
Could I preserve eternal robes
so well His favor swayed?

My inner lot shall not redeem
Salvation's costly gain.
Nor will I buy the right man's eye
For holiness to feign.

I can't dismiss my ransom paid,
Eternal Son came down.
His flesh for mine, perfection slain,
My guilt in Him atoned.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

To Harbor Safe


Angels sing of glory,
While earth in labor waits.
Christ's melody of faithful love
Guides ships to harbor safe.

Though the sky is empty
And evil takes its stand,
My eyes hold to the cloudless sky
To see the Son of Man.

I will wait for Glory.
Yes, I will watch for Him.
My heart beholds salvific love
Secured by gracious winds.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Words to Speak - In what do you delight?

What will our words earn us
Before the throne of God?
Will not the grand and certain boast
Deserve the wrathful flood?

Words of deepest marrow
Let spill from open lips.
Confession tunes our hearts to God
And quickens willful steps.

Leave your chains of safety.
Delight in God most high.
He pours His praise on faithful men
And hears their rightful cry.

(c) 2010 by Kendra Hinkle.

Part of this Psalm was written in response to my thinking on Psalm 37.