The Glorious Appearing

Brethren be of good cheer,
the day of his coming is drawing near.
He’s waiting and waiting patiently,
to draw us home for eternity.

We listen intently for the glorious shout,
when the Father sends Jesus to call us out.
So be ready at His appearing, whenever it may be,
at last we will be united as God’s family.

Rejoice in His glory which we shall behold,
as we walk those heavenly streets of gold.
And we know that this fleeting life is complete,
as we stroll with our Lord in His heavenly retreat.

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Lest You Be Judged

As I stand before the judgement seat,
and He asks me simply, “Why?”
Already knowing the answer,
as He knows every star in the sky.

The choice was always mine,
I chose the other way.
“I do not have an excuse,”
is all that I can say.

He recounts my life by moments,
even the times I got it right.
But most of my life is not sunshine,
it looks like the dark of night.

Nothing is hidden,
He knows it all.
Yet He was there to help,
every time I’d fall.

He knows every prayer I’ve uttered,
and the intentions of my heart.
God is aware of everything,
He knows the end from the start.

You can never do anything in secret,
even behind a closed, locked door.
When the times comes for judgement,
it matters not- rich or poor.

We will all stand before His throne,
and His decisions will be final.
The sentences will be meted,
and they will last eternal.

So if your name is written,
in the Lamb’s Book of Life,
you’ll partake in the wedding feast,
with Jesus as the Church, His wife.

Gold Streets & Pearly Gates

Jesus is our Lord indeed,
He will meet our every need.
He’s never early & never late,
He’ll lead us to the pearly gate.

The battle’s over and we won,
He paid the price for all our sin.
His living water ever flows,
and washes all our cares and woes.

Hallelujah, praise the Lord,
He’s our Master and our King.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord,
give Him glory for everything.

Stand up now and be strong,
He’s coming back and it won’t be long.
We’ll be with Him finally,
living forever, eternally.

Our needs in Him are always met,
the price was paid for our debt.
A new home is coming with streets of gold,
so live this world and be bold.

A Glimpse of Eternity

The Lord has been gracious,
for He has allowed me to see.
Something very wonderful,
a glimpse of eternity.

I haven’t seen with my own eyes,
but through the Spirit’s view.
And words for me, I do not know,
to describe the majesty do.

It’s more beautiful than you can imagine,
a treasure to behold.
Laid in all its splendor,
magnificent in gold.

It’s stirred a longing in my soul,
it tells me of my Lord and King.
Who reigns above Supreme,
and is in control of everything.

What He has prepared for us,
on the day that He comes back.
Who by the Blood are cleansed,
to make up for what we lack.

It’s stirred a longing in my soul,
to be sure to finish the race.
And remember daily in my prayers,
to thank Him for His grace.

Tools of the Trade

My boss is a Jewish carpenter,
the ultimate Master of all of His tools.
He wants us all to be His students,
doers of His Word, and be not fools.

Sandpaper, foundation, wood, & joust,
a hammer, saw, plane, & a screw.
T-square, plumb line, level, & drill,
tool belt holding- tape measure & glue.

All are needed believe it or not,
when Jesus becomes your focus in life.
He teaches and prepares us with all we need,
to face the world and all of its strife.

Sandpaper is first to be applied,
to a heart that is rough and scarred with sin.
Sanding with the blood of Jesus Christ,
that’s smooth and cleanses your heart within.

After the sanding, we need to begin
a firm foundation of prayer & talk.
The foundation’s our grounding in the Word,
knowledge of the Truth to strengthen our walk.

After the foundation is laid & set,
the Word is framed & raised up high.
Building a shelter in time of storm,
with walls that reach to Heaven’s sky.

The wood is strong, but can’t stand alone,
it needs the joust to anchor the frame.
Just as we can’t stand alone,
the Holy Spirit supports Glory to Jesus’ Name.

Holding the joust firm to the wood,
the nails are hammered deep & true.
Reminding us of the gracious Cross,
where our Savior bled for me & you.

The saw then trims those extra pieces,
that causes us to stumble & fall.
The plane then tune the jagged edges,
which blocks us from serving our Master’s call.

Before the frame is put in order,
distance is measured, it’s leveled & set.
Just as the Spirit gives us balance,
and reminds us that He’s not finished yet.

T-square makes sure that the joints are perfect,
so everything fits right into place.
It’s by the Fruits of the Holy Spirit,
each day we are able to show forth His grace.

So take the plumb line & have it fall,
and guide your life along it’s track.
But if you stumble & fall off course,
our Loving Savior will help you back.

Pick up your tool belt and all of your tools,
take some steps back and have a look.
See your work & all you’ve done,
and thank the Lord that you followed the Book.

So look to the Day (and it won’t be long,)
when the Master calls all carpenters yonder.
On that day we’ll get our Master’s degree,
and through His City eternally wander.