The weight of the days hangs heavy
Stress, problems and difficulties,
People, family and circumstances
Body health in an aging world,
Food and drink
Fresh air and exercise and a clear mind,
Rising and sitting
Going forth and returning;
Often true rest is hard to grasp,
Even while a small bird searches for a nest
As the branches of the tree sway and shift in the wind
Often with merciless gusts.
But favor rests upon God’s chosen ones
As objects of His great mercy kindness reigns supreme
Like a desert rain that spreads beautiful blossoms about
Confidence as blooms that intensify delight;
Trust and assurance rise even in the face of persecution,
Deeper trust in the face of forced poverty,
Hope unshakeable in the cold, hard presence of suffering.
Yet, new branches are continually grafted into a mighty tree
Roots run down wide and very deep
Anchored in the heart of God,
Our Messiah who walked the Earth
Carried all of the burdens,
Who drank the cup of redemption
And now seeks His remnant Israel,
Who reached arms wide for the Gentile world
That all nations would seek His Peace,
Would seek and find Him!
Heavenly winds of the Holy Spirit
Move powerfully over the many fields of grains,
The earth trembles, shakes and mountains melt at the Holy Voice
As the Name above all is spoken,
Living Words by angels and Christians who listen and obey;
Deserts will flow with mighty streams, crystal clean waters in abundance.
Many cities of concrete, steel and glass abandoned in ruin
True spirit refuge will be sought by many,
And the glowing remnant of true believers
Will daily taste and see their salvation!
As their Savior stands triumphant above all the Earth,
Our victory rests in his victory,
And will soon shine brightly with a Light beyond the sun and moon,
Over all the world
From His Israel, from His Jerusalem.