2011-04-04 - Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days
The Songs of Lent, 3
|The song we will think about in this devotional is a sobering one. Several
times, the stanzas remind us that we should not only be repentant for our
sins; we should actually mourn for them. They should cause us grief, which
in turn should lead to repentance from them. When you are "sorry" for a sin
whether it's cutting someone off in traffic, laughing at or even telling
an inappropriate joke, losing your temper, flirting, or whatever are
you sorry because someone "caught" you and you are in trouble or shamed
or are you genuninely sorry that you grieved God, hurt others, and violated
Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
I encourage us all to use this wonderful song devotionally, by praying the lyrics to our Lord not only during Lent, but anytime we need it.
|Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
Lord, Who throughout these forty days
As thou with Satan didst contend
As thou didst hunger bear and thirst,
And through these days of penitence,
Abide with us, that so, this life
Words: Claudia F. Hernaman, 1873
Janice P. Moser
All scripture references are from the NASB unless otherwise noted.