Lord Jesus, gladly do our lips express

Lord Jesus, gladly do our lips express
Our heart's deep sense of all Thy worthiness;
Thou risen One, the Holy and the True,
We give Thee now the praise so justly due.
Thou giv'st us, Lord, once more to taste down here
The joy Thy presence brings, its warmth and cheer;
With great delight we 'neath Thy shadow rest;
Thy fruit is sweet to those Thy love has blest.
Thou wast alone, till like the precious grain
In death Thou layest, but didst rise again;
And in Thy risen life a countless host
Are "all of one" with Thee, Thy joy and boast.
Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

In the past, in our corrupted union with the enemy of God, “Snake venom dripped from our lips” (Rom. 3:13, NLT). Now in union and fellowship with the Beloved Christ, He can declare, “Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb” (S. of S. 4:11). “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psa. 19:14). “Lord Jesus, gladly do our lips express

our heart’s deep sense of all Thy worthiness”!