I just finished writing a new hymn yesterday. I'm still not quite done with the melody, but I thought Thanksgiving week would be the perfect time to post the lyrics. My original goal had been to write one hymn in my lifetime. Writing the first song motivated me to try my hand at another one. Who knows, maybe one day they will actually be tolerable. I hope you enjoy.
Lyrics by: Mark G.
In Your sight our goodness is filthy.
By our sins we've been carried away.
Condemned by Your justice, we're guilty.
We are dead in our sins and enslaved.
Please take this heart of stone from my chest,
And give a heart of flesh in its place.
You said, "Come to Me" and I'd have rest.
O I long for Your mercy and grace!
Yet how can a man stand before You?
For You're holy and righteous and pure.
My broken heart cries out for good news.
O I hunger and thirst for a cure!
Praise Your great name for sending Your Son!
He came to seek and rescue the lost.
He cried "Not my will but Thine be done!"
O He drank the full cup on the cross!
But the tomb could simply not hold Him.
He defeated death, hell, and the grave.
Living water is offered to them,
Who repent and believe on His name!
Seated at the right hand of Power,
He's preparing His children a home.
We know not the day or the hour.
But we pray that You would quickly come!