Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure— “Who is able to stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God?” they cried out. “Where can we send the Ark from here?”—How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin—Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
LORD, look down from heaven and see us from your holy, glorious home…You are our Redeemer from ages past. LORD, why have you allowed us to turn from your path? Why have you given us stubborn hearts so we no longer fear you? Return and help us, for we are your servants and your special possession.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.—Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter!—Who is this in royal robes, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, the Lord, announcing your salvation! It is I, the LORD, who is mighty to save!”— Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
Ps.24:3 NLT; I Sam. 6:20 NLT; Ps.19:12,13 NLT; Ps.51:7; Is.63:15-17 NLT; Eph.1:4 NLT; Ps.24:9; Is.63:1 NLT; I Jn.3:2 ESV
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.
–Robert Grant, 1833
I couldn’t help but think of this grand hymn. If you’re reading this in your email inbox click this link to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wgDPdTy5Tg