For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Mercy-Heart Of God Shall Stand!

A Hymn Called Mercy-Heart

(Song of Jonah)

To be sung to the tune of: “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”

T’ward Nineveh God's anger rose
To plead with them Jonah He chose
But Jonah fled from God's command
No hope he wanted for that land

Refrain:
The mercy-heart of God shall stand
If we repent, He'll turn His hand
If we believe, He'll turn His hand
 
So on to Tarshish Jonah sails
But through a storm God's will prevails
To calm the storm, Jonah implored
The crew to throw him overboard
 
God's mercy-heart is true and free
Though Jonah's cast into the sea
He begs the LORD to save his soul
God sends a fish, he’s swallowed whole
 
Jonah is saved and thanks the LORD
By grace alone he is restored
Though from the ship Jonah is thrown
Salvation is from God alone
 
To Nineveh Jonah obeys
To preach whatever God portrays
His message speaks of judgment doom
And yet the king seeks mercy soon
 
All Nineveh indeed repents
God's mercy-heart of course relents
Gracious and merciful You are
Your love extends so deep and far
 
Oh be not angry, Jonah hear
God's grace is free to all who fear
Pity the nations; mercy run!
For God poured wrath on His own Son!

2 comments:

Eli Mc said...

Thanks joseph! Our small group is studying Jonah right now. And it is stunning to see God's mercy and compassion in the book. Maybe we will sing your song together. :) Hope you are well! You are missed here at CHBC.

Joseph Randall said...

Hey Eli!
You are so welcome! I miss you all too! I'm back out in CA and preached yesterday and today in view of a possible call! May God lead where He wants me.

I hope you are well - keep hoping in God's mercy!

Psalm 147:11