The dust will return to the earth,
and the spirit will return to God who gave it
(Ecclesiastes 12:7; NLT).
I’m always yearning
To see you face to face.
I’m always pining
To rest in your embrace.
I’m always longing
To kiss your only Son.
I’m always waiting –
Yet we’re already one.
1. I yearn for the Lord, more than watchmen do for the morning (Psalm 130:6; NET).
Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).
2. Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am pining away (Psalm 6:2; NASB).
Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).
He returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).
3. I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God (Psalm 84:2; CSB).
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? (Psalm 42:1-2; NLT).
She knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet (Luke 7:38; NLT).
4. I will wait for the Lord (Isaiah 8:17; NLT).
Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).