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Monday, January 18, 2016

If Love is Thine attraction, Fear is Thy very touch


 

 
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. Psalm33:8

 
The Fear of the Lord
 
My fear of Thee, O Lord, exults
Like life within my veins,
A fear which tightly claims to be
One of love’s sacred pains.
 
 There is no joy the soul can meet
Upon life’s various road
Like the sweet fear that sits and shrinks
Under the eye of God.
 
 Oh, Thou art greatly to be feared,
Thou art so prompt to bless!
The dread to miss such love as Thine
Makes fear but love’s excess.
 
But fear is love, and love is fear,
And in and out they move;
But fear is an intenser joy
Than mere unfrightened love.
 
They love Thee little, if at all,
Who do not fear Thee much;
If love is Thine attraction, Lord!
Fear is Thy very touch.
 
 
—F. W. Faber (1814-1863)

 


Blessing, and honour, and glory, and powerbe unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Revelation 5:13b

T καθημέν π το θρόνου κα τ ρνί ελογία κα τιμ κα δόξα κα τ κράτος ες τος αἰῶνας τν αώνων. μήν. ΑΠ.5:13b
 
 
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. Psalm 135:5,6

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