By: Kim Hembry ©
June 16, 2011
Such relentless love seems to be a mystery.
I stand in awe; it amazes me -
That You, O God above -
Would care enough to look down on me.
Continually in awe of Your amazing grace -
That You saved me on the basis of faith -
That You sent Your one and only Son -
To take the punishment in my place.
Relentless love, amazing grace - such marvelous mysteries.
You my Father, You see me -
Fixing Your eyes and Your gaze -
Saying You take delight in me.
In spite of what I’ve said and done -
In spite of the many times I’ve run -
You’ve never left; You’ve never changed -
You’ve held on tight with Your grip of love.
Though lies bombard, clash against the truth -
In my core, I long for You.
Here my cry; Hear my plea -
Bring Your light into clear view.
Remove the guilt, the hate, and shame -
Wash me clean once again.
Teach me how; Reveal to me -
How to loose and release these chains.
But before the chains can fall to the ground -
I need Your truth to reign and resound -
In my heart, in my mind -
That I may seek Your renown -
Above the voice that demands and deceives -
The voice that speaks mockeries -
Build Your hope and Your desire -
To run from him - and You, to receive.
The battle that plagues persists in my heart -
Often it feels like it is breaking apart.
Take me, hold me, extend to me -
Your unfailing, everlasting arms.
I will choose to run to You -
In this moment will I claim TRUTH.
I won’t look back but will look ahead -
Believing in faith that You’ll see me through -
Through this journey, this fight for my life -
Through the many sleepless nights.
I won’t relent; I won’t give up.
I’ll seek You out with humble cries.
I’ll trust and believe on account of Your Word -
I’ll cling to the power of the sword -
Raising my hand and my voice -
Declaring, “The battle belongs to my Lord.”