Friday, April 06, 2007

CHRIST OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS


Christ our righteousness


Christ, our very life and breath

You alone we serve

You alone our Sabbath rest

In the Lord we have put our trust

And praise the God who first loved us.




We your creatures are

We unworthy sinners are

You have come to us

Even when we were afar

In Your love You have shown Your grace

And moved us Lord to seek Your face.




Christ, we still do not

Love you nearly as we ought

Grant us, Holy Lord

Please conform us to your Word

Work in us to do your will

And make us be more loving still.




Christ, we worship You

Who is worthy? Only You!

Self-esteem we shun

Keep our frailness in our view

Bring us nearer to obey

And keep us in the narrow way.




Christ, we yearn for You

By Your Word our minds renew

Fix our hope in You

Make us come to You anew

Then may we our sin confess

And praise You, Christ, our righteousness.




- by Marc D. Carpenter