Friday, December 10, 2010

Beauty for Ashes

He gives beauty for ashes, Strength for fear . Gladness for mourning, Peace for despair .

When sorrow seems to surround you; When suffering hangs heavy oer your head. Know that tomorrow brings Wholeness and healing, God knows your need . Just believe what He said. He gives beauty for ashes, Strength for fear . Gladness for mourning, Peace for despair .


When what youve done keeps you from moving on, When fear wants to make itself at home in your heart. Know that forgiveness brings Wholeness and healing, God knows your need . Just believe what He said. He gives beauty for ashes, Strength for fear . Gladness for mourning, Peace for despair .


I once was lost but, God has found me. Though I was bound, I've been set free. I've been made righteous in His sight, A display of His splendor all can see. He gives beauty for ashes, Strength for fear . Gladness for mourning, Peace for despair.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...
there lived a little girl disliked by all her world.
When she was very young, the children would all run.

Who knew inside this little girl, so slight of frame and frail,
lived a spirit of lonesomeness, no human hand could quell.

She loved, she laughed, she danced, she cried
and all the while she grew.
The love that she was seeking...
 was somewhere... still and true.

Her love, she gave to others  and it was often spurned.
The time came in her life when there was only ONE.
HE took her burdens and her sin and hid them far way.
Into her heart HE came to live and dwell for all her days.

And all her scars are beauty marks, covered by HIS blood.
All the pain, HE took away and filled her with HIS love.
She knows that in the end the day will come
when she will hear HIM say,
"The time is now for you to come, my good and faithful one."

"to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

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