Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Praise Christ our Lord, Who never lords anything over us

Who never forces us
to do anything against our will, nor
makes us feel bad about ourselves –
only sorry for our willfulness and sin.

Praise Christ our Lord, Who alone is
truly noble but never acts all aristocratic
as though we’re worthless – although
our efforts are mere rubbish without Him.

Praise Christ Jesus our Lord, Who
served His servants, died for all people,
and arose in a resurrection body
tailored for the Lord of lords, the Lord
of heaven, the Lord of our earth, Who
willed to us His lordliness and fills us
with His Most High, Sovereign love.

by Mary Harwell Sayler © 2015