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I am yours, you are mine

You fashioned my body,
Established my mind;
Quickened my heart, Lord,
And furnished my soul:

For you are my Maker,
My bread and my wine;
O Giver of Life, I am yours, 
You are mine.

Restore my poor body,
And settle my mind;
Comfort my heart, Lord,
And nourish my soul:

For you are my Healer,
Through bread and through wine;
O Giver of Peace, I am yours,   
You are mine.

Then, strengthen my body;
Enlighten my mind;
Kindle my heart, Lord, 
And stir up my soul:

For you are my Saviour, 
In bread and in wine;
O Giver of Love, I am yours, 
You are mine.

 

References

The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7; KJV).

Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood” (Matthew 26:26-8; NLT).

My beloved is mine and I am his (Song of Songs 2:16; NIV).

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You are my heartbeat

 

Lord,
You are my heartbeat,
The pulsing of my blood;
The breath that keeps my mind alive,
My readiness to love. 

Lord,
You are my Maker,  
The Friend I don’t deserve;
My Saviour, and my lifelong goal, 
My readiness to serve.

Lord,
You are my Father, 
The One who will forgive;
My life-force, and my heart’s desire,
My readiness to live.

 

References

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

He forgives all my sins (Psalm 103:2; NLT).

Choose life instead of death! (2 Kings 18:32; NLT).

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At your pleasure

 

Lord,

We  live entirely at your pleasure,
Whether we believe in you, or not.

You make us, you watch over us, and love us,
As you wait for us to come to you, our God.

When you take our breath away we turn to dust, Lord,
And our souls return to you in heaven above.

So, help us all to seek you while we’re here, Lord, 
Our Maker, our Sustainer, and our Judge.

 

References

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10; NIV).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

When you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust (Psalm 104:29; NIV). 

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT). 

The Lord is the Sustainer of my life (Psalm 54:4; CSB). 

God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad (Ecclesiastes 12:14; NLT).

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Inexpressible beauty

 

Inexpressible beauty,
Ungraspable power;

Unimaginable wisdom,
Infinite mercy;

Inextinguishable light,
Unsurpassable truth;

Unfailing love,
And fullness of perfection –

This, friends, is our Maker,
And our God.

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From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth (Psalm 50:2; NIV).

We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5; NLT).

His deeds are perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4; NLT).

His way is perfect (2 Samuel 22:31; NIV).

Only God is truly good (Luke 18:19; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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Our essence

The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence (Hebrews 1:3; NET).

God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him (John 1:3; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

“I am the Alpha and the Omega – the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God (Revelation 1:8; NLT).

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Lord,
You are our essence,
And our centre.

Lord,
You are our maker,
And our friend.

Lord,
You are our life-blood,
And our spirit.

Lord,
You’re our beginning,
And our end.

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At death

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

You have brought me into your presence forever (Psalm 41:12; NLT).

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At death
We are completely healed,
In body, heart, and mind.
Then our souls return
To reunite with you,
Our Maker and our God,
For evermore.

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