Edward Waters         Bard of the Grey Wind

The Eternal Reminder

A Song by Edward Waters
(Copyright © June 1980)

He said He'd be unexpected, like a thief coming at night;[1]
And, amidst the world's routine of sin,[2] the Lord burst into sight!
I recall my unimagined joy as I soared into the sky![3]
I remember, too, how I knelt in shame when He looked me in the eye.

But my Father took me in His arms and His love cast out my fear.[4]
He said, 'If I'd not forgiven you, my child, you'd not be here.
I only asked your trust and that you'd let My Spirit lead;
And though you often let Me down, your heart was set on Me.'

'I came because I love you.  I died to bring you home.
I rose so you could walk with Me, nevermore to roam.
Now the pain and struggles known on Earth will fade from your recall;
But through endless time, keep in mind the price of it all.'

Then I looked beyond His outstretched hand and I saw the world's death throes.[5]
And an instant later He had gone to defeat His ancient foe.[6]
So Jesus reigned a thousand years on Earth;[7] and when this was through,
Heaven and Earth both passed away and there came a world brand new![8]

Then I cried in glee, 'No more will there be any trace of sorrow or pain!'
But my Saviour shook His head and said, 'Some things remain.'
He showed to me His hands and feet and His side, how they were scarred;
And then I knew, as never before, how much I owed my Lord.

He came because He loves me.  He died to bring me home.
He rose so I could walk with Him, nevermore to roam.
Now the pain and struggles known on Earth are gone forevermore,[9]
Save the only scars that will not fade from my precious Lord;
And through endless time they will remind me what I cost my Lord.

He came because He loves me.  He died to bring me home.
 

[1]  Matthew 24.42,43

[4]  I John 4.18

[7]  Revelation 20 

[2]  Matthew 24.37-41

[5]  Revelation 8-17

[8]  Revelation 21.11 

[3]  I Thessalonians 5.17

[6]  Revelation 17.14

[9]  Revelation 21.4

                  

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