I was immediately drawn to the idea of God’s commandments being our “ happy choice”—what a picture of Law and Grace and a heart to obey! The first verse also effectively works as a response to Confession.

 

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Come, ye souls by sin afflicted,

Bowed with fruitless sorrow down

By the broken law convicted Through the cross behold the crown

Look to Jesus—mercy flows through Him alone

 

Take His easy yoke and wear it

Love will make obedience sweet

Christ will give you strength to bear it,

While His wisdom guides your feet

Safe to glory, where His ransomed captives meet

 

Blessed are the eyes that see Him,

Blest the ears that hear His voice

Blessed are the souls that trust Him,

And in Him alone rejoice

His commandments then become their happy choice

 

Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,

Light to newly opened eyes

Or full springs in deserts dreary

Is the rest the cross supplies

All who taste it shall to rest immortal rise

Come, Ye Souls

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