Monday, December 17, 2012

Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11)


                              Smyrna
                       Revelation 2:8-11

1.   These are the words of him who is
the First and Final One,
who died and came to life again,
who ev’ry vict’ry won:
“I know your pain and poverty,
the slander that you face,
but you are rich because you share
in my abundant grace.

2.   “Be not afraid of suffering
the devil’s wickedness.
He’ll persecute you for ten days
and test your faithfulness.
Be loyal to the point of death–
endure the painful strife–
for I assure you that I will
give you the crown of life.

3.   “Let him who has an ear give ear
and listen to the word
the Spirit speaks to every church:
Pay heed unto the Lord!
The one who overcomes the foe
will not at all be hurt
by second death, or fire, or hell–
I will all harm divert.”

George van Popta © 2012                      CMD

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