From The Watchtower

14th February 2018

Who is like the Lord,
Full of mercy and lovingkindness,
Slow to anger and merciful in all His ways,
Who looks down from heaven above,
And sees all mens hearts.

Seek Him while He may be found,
Ask Him to show you mercy,
Do not give rest to your supplications,
But bow the knee at His door.

For surely He will not crush the broken hearted,
And He will have mercy on the oppressed,
Their tears He collects,
And suffers our burdens to carry,
So it is that He will wipe away every tear.

Lean on the Lord while He may be found,
Cast your cares and worries on Him,
For He knows we are but fragile,
And He will carry them for us.

Do not worry yourself about tomorrow,
But listen at His door for today,
And you too will hear the small gentle whisper,
“Come my child, rest in Me.”

Do not fear the works of evil men,
Who go through the earth scheming,
Not happy until they have made others stumble,
And taken justice from the land.

For truly their deeds are not hidden,
The Lord has kept a day for judgement,
Do not take revenge or hate in your heart,
For then you are no better.
But let the Lord take up your case,
And bring judgement on that day.

Sing your praises to the Lord,
And give your lips no rest,
For surely the Lord has given you salvation,
And a hope for the future,
And His love is with you forever.

Do not mind what the evil do,
But walk in His love and grace,
You stretch your hand out to the needy,
And help the oppressed.
Then, when He sees your righteous acts,
You shall have rewards for eternity.

But know this,
His love is unconditional.
Who can fathom the love of God for His children,
He takes great delight in us,
And sings over us,
As a Father over His children.

From The Watchtower

10th February 2018

Go up, go up,
Bow down before the Lord,
Clap your hand over your mouth,
If you have slandered your neighbour,
Or gossiped in the street,
Bow down and repent.

Go up, go up,
Bow down before the Lord,
And go before those you have cheated,
Ask if they will forgive you,
And measure out the scales of justice,
and compassion,
Bow down and repent before the Lord.

Go up, go up,
Bow down before the Lord,
If you harbour wickedness and hate in your heart,
Pray for your enemies,
And cover your hate with love,
Bow down and repent before the Lord.

Go up, go up,
And humble yourself before the Lord,
Offer your thanksgiving and praise,
Only after you have repented,
Of the wickedness in your heart.
Speak what is right,
Seek justice, mercy and love,
Give to the poor,
Seek the Lord always.

Go up, go up,
And bow down before your God,
Who has great delight in you,
Bow down and offer your thanksgiving and praise,
And He will grant you His salvation.
For you will be called by name, a child of God,

He will look upon you,
And have great delight.
To serve Him is to serve those around you,
In humility, justice, honest scales and love.
Then your Lord and God will bless you,

Bring your heart and not your lips,
Bring your praise and thanksgiving,
With a clean heart,
And bring your tithes as a sign,
Of the great love, blessing and forgiveness,
That the Lord has shown you.

From The Watchtower

4th February 2018

The lion will lie down with the lamb
The parched desert will have streams of living water,
Flowing through it,
The hyena and jackal will find rest,
The creatures of earth,
Both great and small will no longer hunt,
And blood will not be shed.

So great is the Lord,
All the earth will praise Him,
The heavens His throne and the earth His footstool,
All creation groans until the day of the Lord.

His word goes forth,
From one end of the earth to the other,
The riders on their horses are loosed,
Great and terrible is the day of the Lord,
He comes to judge,
To call all nations before Him,
Not one can hide.

Do you not know and have you not seen,
The works of His hand,
The stars in the heavens,
The sun and moon to mark the seasons,
And give light.
The rain to water the crops and land.

How is it that you say in your heart,
“There is no God,”
Yet the nations follow their idols,
Yet they curse what they do not know,
And stumble and fall but do not know why.

The Lord will gather them on that day,
And trample them as in a winepress,
Judgement will come to all those who follow after idols,
And say in their heart,
“There is no God.”

But the righteous shall be saved,
They will stream to His Holy Hill,
And bring offerings of thanksgiving and praise,
The highway for the righteous,
And streams of living water will flow there.

He will call you by name,
And set you in high places,
His love will cover you,
And He will gather you in His arms,
You will shine brighter than the stars in the heavens,
And all your ways will be blessed,
Praise and thanksgiving be to our God,
Forever and ever.