The land lies desolate beneath the burning sun.
My eyes survey the damage the canker worm has done:
(Joel 1:4; 2:25)
the barren fields devoid of grain, the body racked with doubt and pain.
(Deut. 28: 11,38-40,58-65; II Chron. 6: 28-29; 7:13-14)
Will milk and honey, I wonder, ever flow again?
(Lev. 20:24; Num. 13:27; Deut. 11:9; Jer. 11:5)
The sun has turned to darkness. The moon has turned to blood.
(Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Rev. 6:12)
Who will come to guide me across the roaring flood
of fear and pain and doubt that keep my soul in chains?
(Isa. 61:1-3; Luke 4:18; Heb. 2:14-15)
Why does He withhold the solace for my pains?
Who has caused Him to delay? Is He fighting other wars?
(Dan. 10:13, 20)
I need Him to bind me up, put salve upon my sores
(Jer. 8:22; 46:11)
and heal the wounds deep within my soul.
I need the one, the mighty Christ who alone can make me whole.
(Isa. 29:18; Matt. 4:23; 8:7; 9:35; 11:4-5; 15:30-31; 21:14; Lk. 7:22; Jn. 5:3-9; 9:25;
Acts 4:30; Rev. 19:11-16)
Why do you delay so long, Lord? Why do you make me wait?
(Ps. 5:3; 27:14; 33:20;37:7, 34; 38:15; 130:5-6; Prov. 20:22;
Isa. 8:17; 30:18; 40:31; Micah 7:7; I Cor. 1:7)
Often in soul's anguish, about the outcome of my fate?
I long for you to restore the land, to return me to Mount Zion
(Joel 2:25; 2 Kings 19:31; Psalm 74:2; Ps. 125:1; 133:3; Isa. 24:23; 37:32; Joel 2:32; Obad. 17; Heb. 12:22; Rev. 14:1)
where I can see the face of God, the eagle, calf, and lion (Rev. 4:7)
the 4 and 20 elders beside the Crystal Sea, (Rev. 4:4)
crying day and night, holy, holy, holy. (Rev. 4:8)
Lift me to that higher place where is no pain or tears, (Rev. 21:4)
where light has swallowed darkness and with it all my fears.
Take this body poor and frail, so human to behold,
and make me, oh Lord, your promised man of gold, (Isa. 13:12)
where I will walk the high place far above the flood, (Amos 4:13)
clothed in garments pure and white, (Is. 1:18; Rev. 6:11)
cleansed by your own blood. (Heb. 9:22)
There I'll see the land renewed with wheat and oil and wine
(II Chron. 2:15; Hosea 14:7; Michah 4:4; Lk. 10:34)
flowing in abundance, from the fount divine.
Yet when I reach this holy mount, you'll send me out again,
to share this place of peace and love
you've prepared for every man.
(Ps. 145:12; John 1:7, 9; 12:32; Acts 17:25; Rom. 5:18; Rom. 11:32; 1 Cor. 12:6; 1 Tim. 2:4,6,10; Titus 2:11)
February 28, 1999
Jan & Lenny Antonsson
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