1 - Seek the Lord while he may be found,
2 - call upon him while he is near;
1 - let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their
2 - let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
1 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my
ways, says the Lord.
2 - For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways
1 - and my thoughts than your thoughts.
2 - For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
1 - and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
2 - making it bring forth and sprout,
1 - giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
2 - so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
1 - it shall not return to me empty,
2 - but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
1 - and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
1 - Rise in body or in spirit and sing, “We
plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and
watered by God’s almighty hand,” #96 in your hymnal.