The need for God’s revelation
Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:
Man, created in God’s image,
knew communion with his Lord:
earth’s Creator and Sustainer
Adam worshipped and adored;
all that he had need to know.
When he sinned he lost this constant
full, rich, fellowship with God:
conscience, vision were corrupted, –
disobedience brought the rod.
mercy needing, –
gracious messages from God.
As he learned of his condition,
Adam heard God speak in grace; –
through the ages God revealed more
how he’d solve this hopeless case.
God chose ways and
timely days and
through his prophets truth made known.
What he told must be remembered –
Words of God for all mankind:
holy writing God protected,
revelation for the blind.
works in mercy,
sight restoring through God’s Word.
Christ, the Saviour, Word incarnate, –
Scripture teaches why he came;
Scripture guides, reproves, corrects us,
for salvation through Christ’s name.
’Til we see him face to face.
Tune: 87 87 47 eg Blaencefn by John Thomas, or
tune of 'Praise my soul, the King of heaven' (87 87 87)
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe." Hebrews 1:1-2