Bought by the Blood

December 14, 2008

The Source of My Joy

Filed under: Gospel,grace,Joy,Psalms,Repentance — cubsfan1980 @ 6:33 pm
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Earlier this week I was reading Psalm 51 for my quiet time and a theme that kept popping out to me is how David found joy in his salvation.  The context is really neat because it is a psalm of repentance and David is totally unaware of how undeserving he is for God to be in relationship.  This time of brokenness made David prize his salvation even more.  I decided to write a poem about this psalm and included it below.

Bring me back to you,
The source of my joy.
You are the one who washes me clean
And makes me new from within.

I have been wretched and vile from birth,
With sin perpetually in every inch of my being.
I do not deserve my relationship with,
But you are a God of steadfast and unfailing love
Who shows abundant mercy through the cross
Where my iniquities are blotted out.

Jesus, the innocent one,
Was made guilty so I can be free.
I will sing of His praises
and teach transgressors His word
Because you have made me glad
And turned my mourning into dancing.


1 Comment »

  1. Great poem Lew. This is a great reminder of how we should relate to God.

    Comment by Dave — December 14, 2008 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

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