210. "One Spirit With the Lord"

S.M.
by Mary Bowley
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"One spirit with the Lord";
 
Oh blessèd, wondrous word!
 
What heavenly light, what power divine,
 
Doth that sweet word afford!
“But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)
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"One spirit with the Lord";
 
Jesus, the glorified,
 
Esteems the church for which He bled,
 
His body and His bride.
“The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.” (Acts 3:13)
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” (Ephesians 5:25)
“For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” (Ephesians 5:30)
“And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.” (Revelation 21:9)
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And though by storms assailed,
 
And though by trials pressed,
 
Himself our life, He bears us up
 
Right onward to the rest.
“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.” (Matthew 14:24)
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.” (1 Peter 4:12)
“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4)
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9)
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There we shall drink the stream
 
Of endless bliss above:
 
There we shall know, without a cloud,
 
His full, unbounded love.
“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:6)
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)