Soon Comes the King

Soon comes the King, in splendor laden light;
Awed, we shall sing, and praise his glorious might.
Together we wait for the coming Lord,
In green pastures grazing, fed by his Word

Redeemed by the Lamb, who stands as though slain,
Known by the Father, and bearing his name,
Alive by the Spirit, who quickens our hearts.
Faith is our shield against all Satan’s darts

That fly against us on this pilgrim way,
And if our paths part until that great day,
Hold fast the Word, which is able to save,
And he’ll gather us home beyond the grave,

When together again our Lord we’ll praise,
When we stand before him and see his face.

June 22, 2008
On the occasion of our farewell to the saints at
Baptist Church of the Redeemer in Houston, TX.

4 Responses to Soon Comes the King

  1. Kyle June 23, 2008 at 8:39 am #

    This is beautiful.

    So sorry I couldn’t make it out to your farewell gathering last night. Grace be with you and yours.

    Kyle

  2. Jimmy Stanfield June 23, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    Excellent! Good stuff, you should write more.

  3. bigham June 23, 2008 at 11:36 am #

    Do you have to be better than me at EVERYTHING?!?!?!?!
    just playing… love ya bro, and love the poem!

    looking forward to Louisville, where we’ll reunite
    perhaps we can battle with the poems that we write!

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