Please read this and then ask the question, “Is my heart wholly the Lord’s?”
O take my all, this worthless heart, and make it wholly Thine!
And did the Holy and the Just,
The Sovereign of the skies,
Stoop down to wretchedness and dust,
That guilty worms might rise?
Yes, the Redeemer left His throne,
His radiant throne on high,
(Surprising mercy! love unknown!)
To suffer, bleed, and die!
He took the dying traitor’s place,
And suffered in his stead;
For man (O miracle of grace!)
For man the Savior bled!
Dear Lord, what heavenly wonders dwell
In Your atoning blood!
By this are sinners snatched from Hell,
And rebels brought to God!
What glad return can I impart
For favors so divine?
O take my all, this worthless heart,
And make it wholly Thine!
Anne Steele, 1859
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever!” 1 Chronicles 16:34
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men.” Psalm 107:8
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the LORD is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5
Meditate on this.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001