Thanksgiving (Rondel)

Give thanks to God, for He is good;
His hesed endures forever.
In His arms He’ll gladly gather
All His children bought by His blood.

Filling the sin-rent breach He stood
To bring those far off together.
Give thanks to God, for He is good;
His hesed endures forever.

No word, no lie, no somber mood,
No sword, no sin, no guilt can sever
Nor earthly joy please us better
That from His love we should be moved.
Give thanks to God, for He is good;
His hesed endures forever.

Hesed is a common term in the Old Testament, variously translated as “faithful love,” “steadfast love,” “lovingkindness,” etc. It’s covenantal, loyal, persistent love–the kind of love God has for His people and enables them to have for Him and one another.

11-28-2014

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