This Side of Heaven


This side of heaven, we are so needy:
We need to know our God is there…
We need His mercy, strength, grace, and power,
We need to bow in earnest prayer.
Let us humble ourselves before the Lord,
Call upon Him while He is near,
He will hear our plea, and meet every need…
His Holy Spirit is right here…
This Side of Heaven.

This side of heaven, we need His comfort,
As we face those sorrows and woe…
We need the touch of our loving Shepherd,
When we are grieved and hurting so.
No other counselor, no other friend,
Can ease the pain we feel inside,
Only the Comforter can heal and mend…
As, in Him, we live, and abide…
This Side of Heaven.

Oh, how we need His tenderness and care,
In this dark day in which we live…
Many without natural affection –
No fruit of the Spirit to give.
This side of heaven, we need to know Christ,
And abundant life found in Him,
We need to know Him in all His fullness…
That our lights would never grow dim…
This Side of Heaven.

 “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
“Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness”
“Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning”
(Phil 4:19; Lu 11:35, 12:35)


~ Connie Campbell Bratcher - Aug, 2004 ~



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