Beckoned Home

"O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears…O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!…When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit…The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned" (1)

Taste and See

The Lord of love, with open arms,
Beckoned me home from where I stood;
He drew me out of Satan's harms.
I taste and see the Lord is good!

The Lord of light pierced through the cloud
Perception formed like a dark hood;
His gift of faith is light-endowed.
I taste and see the Lord is good!

The Lord of peace connects my heart:
He heals what was misunderstood,
And fells the walls which kept apart.
I taste and see the Lord is good!

The Lord of hope secures my heart:
He shields my heart from all that could
Cause worry, doubt, or fear to start.
I taste and see the Lord is good!

The Lord of life restores my soul:
His flame engulfs my heart of wood;
His love burns pure -- my joy is whole.
I taste and see the Lord is good!

The Lord beckons us home for good;
Come taste and see the Lord -- you should!


(c) Paul Buis, 2002

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1. Psalm 34:3-4,8,17-18,22