Saturday, April 11, 2009

Son of Glory

We know you were a carpenter
The bible tells us so
A humble earthly teacher
Here to tell us what you know

We heard of all your teachings
Of healings by your hand
We know of all your dealings
With the sinners of the land

Renowned for your compassion
The perfect hope you gave
The least of all downtrodden
Your hand outstretched to save

Your days with us were shortened
Through an act of love so vast
Rejected by your Father
In your blood your spirit passed

But where are you now Jesus?
Where are you now?
WHO are you now?

A light so bright it dwarfs the sun
And in its' centre stands The One
Adorned in robes more pure than white
And armed with everlasting might

With head and hair as white as snow
With feet like burnished bronze aglow
With eyes ablaze - their depth unknown
The Ancient One reclaims his throne

In his hands the keys of death
A victory won in dying breath
Awaiting trial - defeated foes
The King of Kings stands unopposed

His words pour forth like mighty thunder
Like ocean tempest filled with wonder
The purest truth through lips unflawed
Its' judgment like a two edged sword

The First and Last, The Judge of All
Angelic hosts are held enthralled
Unbridled power, God of awe!
His hosts await his cry for war!

All shadows flee his steadfast stride
All evil lacks a place to hide
Hopes' eternal glory shines
A saving lighthouse ALL can find

In all his power, glory, might
There stands a God who knows my plight
His tender love, forgiving grace
His patient help in trials I face

When I toil in days of strife
I look to everlasting life
He is The Truth, The Light, The Way
And soon enough will come his day

With that fateful trumpet blast
Through heavens gates his armies march
To right all wrong things ever done
Jesus, Son of Glory, COME!



2 comments:

Kathryn Darden said...

Well done! My favorite verse:
With that fateful trumpet blast
Through heavens gates his armies march
To right all wrong things ever done
Jesus, Son of Glory, COME!

Carol Penhorwood said...

Fabulous! Sometimes we remember "Christ on the Cross" and fail to remember the "Son of Glory" and all that implies. Very well done!