Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Handwriting On The Wall



The Handwriting On The Wall 
From the painting
"Belshazzar's Feast"
Rembrandt van Rihn
(1635)

At the feast of Belshazzar 
and a thousand of his lords,
While they drank from golden vessels,
as the Book of Truth records,
In the night as they reveled 
in the royal palace hall,
They were seized with consternation-
'twas the Hand upon the wall!

See the brave captive, Daniel,
as he stood before the throng,
And rebuked the haughty monarch
for his mighty deeds of wrong;
As he read out the writing-
'twas the doom of one and all,
For the kingdom now was finished-
said the Hand upon the wall!




Praying For Revival Of
Christ-Centered Faith
In America


'Tis the Hand of God on the wall!
'Tis the Hand of God on the wall!
Shall the record be
"Found wanting!"
or shall it be
"Found trusting"
While the Hand is writing on the wall?



See the faith, zeal and courage,
that would dare to do the right,
Which is the spirit gave to Daniel-
the secret of his might;
In his home in Judea,
or captive in the hall,
He understood the writing
of his God upon the wall!




Holy Spirit Fire

So our deeds are recorded-
there's a Hand that's writing now:
Sinner, give your heart to Jesus,
to His royal mandates bow;
For the day is approaching-
it must come to one and all,
When the sinner's condemnation
will be written on the wall!




Surrender at the Cross
And Jesus will set you free!




'Tis the Hand of God on the wall!
'Tis the hand of God on the wall!
Shall the record be,
"Found wanting!"
or shall it be
"Found trusting"
While the Hand is writing on the wall?




"I have no fear, though strait the gate,
He cleared from punishment the scroll.
Christ is the Master of my fate,
Christ is the Captain of my soul."
-Dorothea Day






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