How Long O Lord
Father in heaven
Your Son’s departure was not a token of separation but a pledge of his return.
We long for that day
Because his death has redeemed us,
Your Spirit has sealed us,
Your love transforms us,
Your promises assure us,
And we know that life awaits us.
On that day we will see you.
Our mortal flesh will be replaced with immortality;
Our weakness replaced with power;
Our natural bodies raised as spiritual bodies;
Our sinful hearts forever transformed into hearts that love you;
Our strivings replaced with rest;
Our fears replaced with sight;
And our tears replaced with joy.
Keep us looking forward to that day.
Keep us trusting you.
And may that day influence and change the few short hours that we have left.
We ask for your glory sake