His Perfect Choice

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Once in the world we wandered all,
Enslaved by sin, under usurpation;
But He chose, redeemed us
From bondage, fall,
Revealed to us His divine intention.
Now that we see His heart’s desire,
We willingly give our life entire.
  O Lord, we now lay all aside:
Self-choice, own cares, and all self-love;
O Christ, the meaning of our life,
Our goal and aim, there’s none beside;
Toward the good land, we now are poised
To take, possess, Your perfect choice.
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As priestly army we are formed;
To fight for Him, journey with Him, able;
Whether trouble rise up or raging storm,
He’ll care for us; we’re His numbered people.
Waters of death we fain would pass;
Defeat the foes: they are food for us!
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Unlike the two and one-half tribes
Which settled on the land “good for cattle”;
Our own ease and comfort can never bribe;
God’s choice in sight, we will enter in full!
For east of Jordan’s not our rest,
We’ll cross, not settling for second-best.
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Stretch forward! Christ we now lay hold.
Called upward to pursue goal eternal;
When we take His cross and be in His mold,
His Body’s built; Christ is all and in all.
We press on to prepare His Bride;
He chose us to be His heart’s delight.
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Richel

Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines

There maybe persons, things and opportunities which appears to be good and beneficial in our eyes. But as long as it is not God's choice, it is not the perfect choice. Do not be discourage or be afraid when His choice is different from your choice. Just be a person what the Lord wants you to be. And do what the Lord wants you to do. Because His choice will always be the perfect choice.


Virgie V. Apiag

Misamis Occidental, Philippines

We press on to prepare Hid bride,

Amen Lord Jesus


Brother Sparco

Philippines

Amen. Lord we lay all aside.


Eljoy Mamintas

We’ll cross, not settling for second-best.


Mark Brylle Combate

General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines

When we take His cross and be in His mold,

His Body’s built; Christ is all and in all.


Deniel Vasquez

Floridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines

His Perfect Choice

(Filipino Translation)

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Sanlibuta'y ginala ko,

Naging alipin kasalanan;

Ngunit 'koy pinili sa pagtubos,

Pinahayag ang Kanyang layunin.

Ngayong naisin Niya'y talos,

Aming buhay handang ibigay.

Koro:

Panginoon 'sasantabi:

Pag-atubili at pagpili;

O Kristo, tangi naming mithi,

Kahulugan sa 'ming buhay;

Iyong layunin ay kamtin, tupdin;

Mabuting lupa'y tunguhin.

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Kami'y isang hukbong buo;

Maglalakbay, kayang makidigma;

Pasakit O bagyo ma'y dumating,

Bilang kami, Siya'ng mag-aalaga.

Katubiga'y lalampasan;

Gagapiin mga kalaban!

3

Dalawa't kal'hating lipi,

Hangad nila'y lupang 'di pinili;

Kami sa ginhawa'y 'di pasuhol;

Abot-tanaw ang Kanyang naisin!

'Di ilog Jordan ang pakay,

'Di tutuon sa ikalawa.

4

Kristo'y tanaw! Tanganan na.

Tinawag sa dakilang layunin;

Pasanin Kanyang krus, maiwangis;

Maitayo Katawan Niyang nais.

Kasintahan Niya'y mahanda;

Hinirang na kasiyahan Niya.


Salvador Oblefias Jr.

Mandaluyong City, Philippines

O Lord, we now lay all aside:

Self-choice, own cares, and all self-love;

O Christ, the meaning of our life,

Our goal and aim, there’s none beside;

Toward the good land, we now are poised

To take, possess, Your perfect choice.


Deniel Vasquez

Floridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines

CHOSEN is who we are

TO CHOOSE is what we allow the Lord to do

GOD'S CHOICE is what leads us to Himself

We are chosen to choose God's choice!


Benjamin Sabado

Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines

O Christ, You are our perfect choice!