Saturday, October 30, 2010

The church is the garden of God

PSALM 92 PART 2 v.12ff L. M.
The church is the garden of God.

Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
In gardens planted by thine hand;
Let me within thy courts be seen,
Like a young cedar, fresh and green.

There grow thy saints in faith and love,
Blest with thine influence from above;
Not Lebanon with all its trees
Yields such a comely sight as these.

The plants of grace shall ever live;
(Nature decays, but grace must thrive;)
Time, that doth all things else impair,
Still makes them flourish strong and fair.

Laden with fruits of age, they show
The Lord is holy, just, and true;
None that attend his gates shall find
A God unfaithful or unkind.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
The Psalms of David, 1719

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A dwelling newly established on Earth may be void of fruits and forage that God has given us. However, as time goes forward, man is blessed to receive the natural beauty of God's creation. But he must be a faithful tenant to be able to appreciate the gift.

And so it is with the heart and mind of man. He shall be blessed with an abundance of fruit for the soul when his inner self dwells near pure waters free of pollution.