Written by: Victor P.
“We’re the Redeemed of the Lord”
We’re not hitting the air with our fists,
We’re not living our lives for false hopes,
We’re not examples of deluded, gullible masses,
We’re not running in circles chasing illusions.
We’re the redeemed children of the Lord,
We’re more than conquerors through Christ,
We’re saved by grace through faith in Him
But we’re not perfect yet, we still sin and fall.
We still stumble, we fall on our faces like the rest
But we look to our heavenly Father for help,
To lift us up, to pull us out of pits we fall into,
To do all that we can’t, which happens to be much.
We’re called to take up our weapons mighty through God,
To pull down strongholds, cast down imaginations
And every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God,
To take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ!
It’s true that we sometimes forget
Our life here is brief, it’s very short,
Like a vapor, like a shadow, like a breath,
Like a flower, like grass, like a flash of lightning.
Our every breath and every heartbeat
Are given to us as a gift by our God,
He sustains us every single moment,
Even now we’re all in His loving hands.
We’re here to obey the will of God,
We’re here to do all for His glory,
We’re here to love, to give, to preach,
We’re here to live, to die, then go to God.
All good works God prepared for us to do –
He can give us strength to do it all;
We can rest assured our hope is real
And all of His promises are all true.
We are soldiers in the army of Christ,
We’re in it for life or not at all,
We’ll live and die fighting for the faith,
For the sake of Christ and His Gospel.
The war’s already won by Christ, it’s true,
But there are battles left to fight here;
Until our final days and last breaths
The battles of flesh against spirit will rage.
There is a daily fight against sin,
A daily struggle against temptation;
These daily battles we’ll win or lose
But may we always return to God!
May God open our hearts to receive His word,
And open our eyes to see His guiding light,
Keep our feet from slipping lest we fall to sin,
Keep our minds from idleness and wandering.
Though we may face doubts and uncertainty
We can be sure God remains the same forever;
Though we may face enemies without number
We will not perish hopeless, helpless, or unsaved.
We’ll face the storms, trials, hardships, pain and losses,
And God will be there with us in the midst of it all;
The Lord is faithful even to the least of us,
He is our joy, our hope, our song, our life!