Drawn Home By Mercy
"Have mercy on me, O God, according
to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant
mercy blot out my transgressions. Hide thy
face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put
a new and right spirit within me." (1)
"For God delivered all to disobedience,
that he might have mercy upon all."
Bring the lost home to the altar;
Let my children come to me.
All hearts that have failed can falter
Find rest in Love's rich mercy.
Bring the broken here before Me;
Let them know Love's healing touch.
All's forgiven in Love's mercy --
Hold Love and discard the crutch.
Bring the old self before the cross;
Let it feel the weight of sin.
Christ will draw love from all the
Transformation will begin.
Bring the fledgling soul to know Me;
Let it learn the ways of prayer.
Strengthened by Love, it grows slowly
Soar in Spirit's loving care.
Bring my faithful resurrection;
Let them see the empty tomb.
Hearts which withstood insurrection
Celebrate with their Bridegroom.
1. Psalm 51:1,9,10
2. Romans 11:32
(c) Paul Buis, 2002