Let Us Rise Up and Build

Let Your ear, Lord, be attentive,
And Your eyes open to hear
The prayer of Your servant
Which echoes Your own will.
Even when the king approached me
I turned to You in prayer.
I answered in Your wisdom;
Now I will go and build.
  Let us rise up and build
And strengthen our hands for the work.
The God of heaven Himself will make us prosper.
Lord, we have set our will,
We will enter in Your work.
All the walls are crushed and broken,
And the gates once burned with fire,
But we will not be discouraged,
Our spirits never tire.
Let the enemy oppose us;
We will fight and build our part.
To God this is our memorial;
Remember, Lord, my heart!
Now the walls are high and mighty;
All our foes, they shake in fear.
The people return and they gather
God’s Holy Word to hear.
We may mourn and weep in sorrow,
But our God wants us to feast.
Come in, eat the fat, drink the sweet wine!
O Lord, we’re blessing Thee!
Esther Chan

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Neh. 2:14 .... And they said, Let us rise up and build; and they strengthened their hands for the good work.

Keegan Yocum

Kokomo, Indiana, United States