Nothing New Under the Sun

We hoard earthly treasures
But they'll one day corrode
We chase fleeting pleasures
And find they implode

Our bodies decay
We can't count on our health
We long for security
And strive after wealth

Like chasing the wind,
We circle in vain
Restless, we worry
And deny we're in pain

Trying to numb
The internal hole
Of our empty, yet always
Eternal soul

But God so rich in mercy
Longs to lavish peace
Exceedingly, abundantly
Beyond our wildest dreams

With love overflowing
He freely gives His best
Removes our sins as far
As east is from the west

And He prepares a place for us
Where nothing can destroy
Boundless love
And unrestrained, unending joy

A place whose entrance
None could e'er afford
Except by trusting Jesus
As Saviour and as Lord

Zion's Future Glory

Sing, barren woman;   Give birth to jubilation   For through your offspring's seed   Will come the longed-for consolation...