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Comfort Ndlovu

The burden of sin

Help, dear Lord, take away this burden
That I may freely reach the stage of my dreams;
Help me out, for I am heavy laden
That eventually I may sing your praises;

Only You, my Lord, and you alone
are my rock and my fortress,
My strength and hope are all gone
but I do believe you'll intervene;

My soul is mowed and cast down
and I'm awkward like a cow on ice;
Deep down the murky waters of sin I drown
and You're the only Rock I need climb on and rise;

Take away, Dear Redeemer, this burden of sin -
the heavy load which crushes my every bone,
that which pierces my soul like a pin
that was stuck unto me since I was born;

Untie the strings that entangle me,
which fasten me like unto a seatbelt;
Set me free and joyous like a bee,
that I may leave my sins behind;

Sprinkle on me the blood of the Lamb,
that I may be the one who sings:
'I cast it all away at Calvary,
that cumbersome load of my sins! '

Create in me a new creature,
that I may experience restoration,
that I may become another preacher
to canvass for your adoration;

Create in me a clean heart and sound mind,
that I might be worthy to call out your name,
that your face I may seek and truly find
and cling to your righteous arm 'till You physically come.

Submitted: Monday, April 29, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013
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Jesus Christ is coming again. Even those who pierced Him will behold Him. Even the Hackers and Scammers will woefully wail that day!

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