Anglican Morning Devotion, 25 November 2021 Anno domini
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“In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.” (Zephaniah 3:11; all scripture quoted is from the king James Version)
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4)
IN THAT DAY
In that Day, O Lord, we shall see thy Face
And our work shall cease and we from our labors rest
On Mt Olive’s brow, and in that Holy Place…
Shall thy people stand with no offending hand to Oppress.
In that Day, O Lord, shall we be washed and clean,
And our sins shall be blotted out from your Book of Life.
And all tongues and tribes that, have been Redeemed,
From all nations shall take leave of this worldly strife.
I have seen your Face in the morning Calm.
I have felt your touch upon my heart in moments dark.
And I know your Love to be a healing Balm
That brings joy song to a hurting heart.
So dear Lord of Life, in That Day to come,
Let your righteousness shine brighter than the Morning Star.
We shall see your Glory gleaming as the Noon Day Sun,
And our tears shall fall no more as rain from an earthen Jar.
That Day will bring us all our hearts could dare to dream
For we shall stand among your Chosen Ones in Robes of White
And drink the healing waters from God’s flowing Stream.
In That Day shall all your Word be brought to Glistering Light.
In That Day….In That Day…O Lord
Shall our feet trod the clouds of Heaven’s peaceful Port
And our Days will be a Joy without pain or sword
As we gather in the walls of your Celestial Court.
Jerry Ogles, 2009
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