Since the Lord is my salvation, Is there anyone to fear?
As a citizen of heaven why should I feel worry here?
In a world that’s lost and broken and where sin and death abound,
We rejoice for God has spoken: we are safe, on solid ground.
God will hide me in the shelter when the days of trouble come.
Though a war may rise against me, God’s own tent will be my home.
I will trust what God has given, I will trust God’s word to me:
I’m a citizen of heaven and it’s what I’ll always be.
Even when I hear the warning, “Find a safer, easier way,”
I’ll be faithful in the morning and at noon and close of day.
As a citizen of heaven, I have nothing I should fear;
For in Christ, I am forgiven, and I’m called to service here.
You, O Lord, are my salvation; make me strong to live for you.
May I care for your creation, love the stranger, speak what’s true.
May I share what you have given; may I see each person’s worth.
As a citizen of heaven, make me useful here on earth.
Biblical References: Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35
Tune: NETTLETON 126.96.36.199 D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)
Text: Copyright © 2016 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved