Number 2

 

How great, how great
Is the misery of the insufferable
Those who seek their own way
In thoughts and deeds
Corruptible
There is no rest
There is no peace
There is only sorrow
There is no
release
Yet there is a way
To live and die
With peace
we pray
With comfort, too
Oh, the comfort
That which we long for,
Through
The lifeless
Life-giving
Breathless
Breath-giving
Dying
Living
Son of God
Son of Man
How we thank thee
For the steadfast long-suffering
That allows me
Me!
To live and die
In the joy
And comfort
of Christ.

Inspired by the Heidelberg Catechism’s Lord’s Day Question and Answer Number 2.

Q & A 2

Q. What must you know to
live and die in the joy of this comfort?

A. Three things:

first, how great my sin and misery are;1
second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery;2
third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.3

1 Rom. 3:9-10; 1 John 1:10
2 John 17:3; Acts 4:12; 10:43
3 Matt. 5:16; Rom. 6:13; Eph. 5:8-10; 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Pet. 2:9-10

Heidelberg Series: Number 1

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