The Cords That Bound ~ Hymn

The Cords that bound my heart to earth
Are broken by His hand;
Before His cross I found myself
A stranger in the land.

That visage marr’d, those sorrows deep,
The vinegar and gall,
These were His golden chains of love
His captive to enthrall.

My hear is with Him on His throne
And ill can brook delay,
Each moment listening for the voice
“Rise up, and Come away!”

With hope deferred oft sick and faint,
“Why tarries He? I cry;
Let not the Saviour chide my haste,
For then would I reply:

“May not an exile, Lord, desire.”
His own sweet land to see?
“May not a captive seek release,”
A prisoner to be free?

“A child, when far away, may long”
For home and kindred dear;
And she, that waits her absent Lord”
May sigh till he appear.

I would, my Lord and Saviour, know”
That which no measure knows!
Would search the mystery of Thy love
The depths of all thy woes!

Heart to Heart

Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. (1Peter 3: 3-4)

As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the man. (Proverbs 27:19)

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

Thinking about my heart condition while preparing my Valentine decor post.

We had light snow throughout Wednesday. We expected an inch and a half and it looks like we got about 4 inches instead. Just when the driveway was clear.

Dear is shifting from the kitchen painting project to our laundry room instead for a few days. He’s been painting non stop for over a week and needs a bit of a break from painting before he starts up again. He will be moving the door into the laundry room 6 inches. This project will involve some dry walling and framing of a new doorway.

With 6 more inches on the washer/dryer side of the room we’ll be able to move the over sized refrigerator to that side of the room and get it plugged into the appropriate type of outlet. The refrigerator is so deep we needed the extra 6 inches so we could open and close the door. We are looking forward to better use of our laundry room space.

Have a good Thursday and remember to guard your heart!