Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Then Shall Live

I heard this song today, and it really touched my heart. So many of the things that I hold dear about my salvation and my God are summed up in these verses. I am forgiven therefore I forgive; I obey the law of love through Christ; I will be compassionate and relational so that I can see beyond myself; I want to Christ to be glorified through me and to share Him with the world.

Even if you don't have time to watch the video of the Gaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haase and Signature Sound performing it, read the words with a prayer on your lips. I promise you will be blessed.

I then shall live as one who's been forgiven.
I'll walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
I know my name is clear before my Father;
I am His child and I am not afraid.
So, greatly pardoned, I'll forgive my brother;
The law of love I gladly will obey.

I then shall live as one who's learned compassion.
I've been so loved, that I'll risk loving too.
I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;
I'll dare to see another's point of view.
And when relationships demand commitment,
Then I'll be there to care and follow through.

Your Kingdom come around and through and in me;
Your power and glory, let them shine through me.
Your Hallowed Name, O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world through me.

Amen, Amen, Amen





5 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

I think this may be one of my very favorite songs of theirs!

(Yeah, I say that about a lot of them!)

I needed to hear some of those words today.

TammieFay said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this. Love the GVB! That song has the same tune as another of my favorite hymns "Be Still My Soul".
Blessings sweet sister!

Karen said...

So very beautiful. Listening to this just fills my heart. Thank you, Xandra.

luvmy4sons said...

Wow. Just wow. Thank you Xandra. You have blessed me with this today. I sag and raised my hands and cried along with the video. Thank You.

RIZZI said...

HI XANDRA,
I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND YOUR BLOG, YOUR A BEAUTIFUL WRITER, AND VERY INTERESTING. I LOVED THE SONG, IT TOUCHED MY HEART.
RIZZI, GIFTS FROM THE SEA.