THE OPEN GATE
THE LOVING ARMS

OH
MY PEOPLE
MY PEOPLE
HOW
I
LONG TO GATHER
YOU
UNTO
MYSELF

OH
MY PEOPLE
MY PEOPLE
MY CHILDREN
COME
UNTO
ME
AND
LIFT YOUR HEARTS
IN
PRAISE

COME
UNTO
ME
WITH HEARTS
OF
LOVE AND GRATITUDE
FOR EVEN
AS YOU SPEAK
EVEN
AS YOU COME
I AM
DOING
A NEW THING
IN
YOUR MIDST
I AM
BRINGING
THE LOST
UNTO
YOUR DOORSTEP
I AM
BRINGING THEM
TO YOU
FOR YOU
TO
LOVE
AND
TO
HOLD CLOSELY
TO
YOUR HEART

I AM
THE GOOD SHEPHERD

AND
I
WILL DRAW
THE LAMBS
UNTO
ME
THROUGH YOU
IF
YOU WILL COME
AND
LISTEN
AND
ABIDE
AND
LOVE
AND
FOLLOW

ITS
ALL
UP TO YOU
IF
YOU
COME AND STAY
WITHIN
MY FLOCK
WITHIN
MY LOVE
WITHIN
MY ARMS
THEN
I
WILL USE YOU
TO
DRAW THE OTHERS
TO
FEED THE OTHERS
TO
LOVE THE OTHERS

I
COME
I
COME
IN
A NEW WAY
THIS DAY
NOT
A WAY
OF
RULES AND REGULATIONS
AS WAS
PRESCRIBED
UPON
MY PEOPLE, ISRAEL
BUT
I
COME
TO GIVE
A FRESH START
A NEW WAY
TO
ABIDE
IN ME

THEY
WOULD WRITE
MY WORDS
UPON THE PAPER
AND
PUT IT
UPON
THEIR DOORPOSTS
AND EVEN
UPON
THEIR FOREHEADS
BUT
I
COME THROUGH
MY HOLY SPIRIT
AND
I
ENGRAVE
LAWS
OF
LOVE
AND
ABIDING
UPON
YOUR HEARTS
WHERE THE WIND
AND
RAIN
OF
THESE TIMES
CANNOT DULL
THE WORDS
OR
NULLIFY
THEIR MEANING

I
COME TO YOU
PEOPLE
I
COME TO YOU
IN
LOVE
AND
I
ASK YOU
TO ABIDE
IN
THE SHELTER
OF
THE MOST HIGH GOD
TO
LEARN OF ME
AND
WORSHIP ME
TO
KNOW ME
AND
TO TRULY
BECOME
WHAT
I AM

I
WILL RESIDE
WITHIN YOU
IF
YOU WILL
MAKE ROOM
FOR ME

IS
THERE NOT
THINGS
FOR WHICH
YOU
CAN CAST OUT
OF
YOUR HEART
TO
ALLOW ROOM
FOR
THE
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
THE
LORD OF GLORY
TO
RESIDE?

LOOK CLOSELY
AND
SEE
THAT FOR WHICH
TAKES YOUR SOUL
AWAY
FROM
ME
THAT FOR WHICH
DRAWS YOUR HEART
FROM
HEARING
MY WORDS
OF
LOVE AND SAFETY

CAST
THESE THINGS ASIDE
AND
ASK ME
TO
COME IN
ANEW AND AFRESH

I
AWAIT
AN INVITATION
TO
COME AND ABIDE
WITH YOU

I
AWAIT
AN INVITATION
TO
TRULY BE ABLE
TO
HOLD YOU
IN
MY ARMS
AND
LOVE YOU

I
AWAIT
AN INVITATION
TO
COME THROUGH
THE "GATE"
OF
YOUR LIFE
AND
BE
YOUR
GOOD SHEPHERD

WILL
YOU COME?

WILL
YOU OPEN
THE "GATE"
OF
YOUR SOUL
AND
LET ME
LOVE YOU
AS
NO ONE
HAS EVER LOVED
YOU
BEFORE?

WILL YOU?

I
WANT TO

I
WANT TO
WITH
ALL MY HEART

I
WILL GIVE YOU
ALL GOOD THINGS
AS YOU
ABIDE
IN ME
AND
I
IN YOU

I
WILL GIVE YOU
MORE THAN
THIS WORLD
OFFERS
WITH
ITS
TEMPORAL PLEASURES
AND
LUSTS
WHICH TRULY
DO NOT
SATISFY

I
WILL
LOVE YOU
WITH
AN EVERLASTING LOVE

I
WILL BE
WITH YOU
THROUGH
ALL
YOUR TRIALS
THROUGH
ALL
YOUR LONELY TIMES
AND
TIMES
WHEN ALL ELSE
FAILS
TO
SATISFY YOU

I
OPEN
THE "GATE"
THIS DAY
FOR YOU
TO
COME
INTO
THE SHEEPFOLD

WILL
YOU COME IN?

WILL
YOU THEN OPEN
YOUR "GATE"
FOR ME
TO RESIDE
TRULY RESIDE
WITHIN
YOU?

I AM
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
AND
I
WILL BE
THE SHEPHERD
OF
YOUR SOUL

COME AND BE LOVED . . .


"He shall feed His flock like a shepherd;
He shall gather the lambs with His Arm,
and carry them in His Bosom."
Isaiah 40:11


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