God is Close

God is close to those
Grieving at the graveside
He is with ‘the least of these’
By the wounded on the wayside
To the ever-present poor
He pours out His cup of mercy
Emmanuel dwells with us
Through the Spirit of Christ Jesus
The Man of Sorrows weeps
And captures our tears
He will not leave us or forsake
He is with us, for us, here
January 8, 2017

Zion's Future Glory

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