How wonderful Your Covenant, oh God
Your marriage vow to me.
Your banner over me is love.
Your contract sets me free.

You bring the sacrifice
I bend my knee
You shed Your blood
I am redeemed

You break Your body
I offer mine
You die for my sins
I have new life

You brought the atonement
I walk in grace
You wash me and make me clean
I worship and praise!

This is Your agreement
A blood oath to me
I stand on all Your promises
Lord Jesus, I believe.

Poem by Maria Hass, published October 6th, 2019. All rights reserved.

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Pilgrimage

Draggin my feet

Trying to keep moving forward

When it seems like every step I take

Pulls me further behind

Sweat stings my eyes

As I keep looking toward

The horizon for a sign of life

With no hope in sight

I thought I heard You

Calling me deeper

I thought I sensed You

Taking me further

How did I end up

In the middle of nowhere…

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This dream I thought I had

This big adventure We would go to

Looks so different now that, finally

Reality has arrived

It’s a lot more work

More disappointments that I work through

Than some happy little ending

Will I even survive?

I need Your presence

Here in the desert

I need a fountain

To wash this dirt

Your living waters

This dryness hurts…

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Only You can show me

The cheers being shouted by that heavenly crowd

They’ve traveled this way in times before

They tell me not to give up now

You’re a Good Shepherd

And my journey won’t end in regret

We’ll reach a spring here, soon enough

You haven’t lost a soul yet!

You’re all I need

Your ways are higher

Your sight is perfect

Your yoke is lighter

When I am weary

You’ll carry me…

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