Thursday, January 19, 2012

NEW EVERY MORNING

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).

We would all be consumed
Because of our wickedness,
Had it not been for God’s mercies.
They are fresh and new every morning.
God is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger,
And of great kindness.
Soft in heart to those who repent,
He retaineth not His anger
Because He delighteth in mercy,
Pardoning iniquity.
He delights not in the death of the wicked,
But offers universal mercy
To every transgressor;
But let him who receives mercy
Be merciful.
Blessed are the merciful:
For they shall obtain mercy.