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Jars of Clay (2 Corinthians 4 v 6 & 7)

by Paul Purday

God has His treasure in our jays of clay
Himself to fill
The treasure of His heart, and there display
His sovereign will
His purpose from the ages past to show
His current worth and love from long ago.

This treasure is beyond our thoughts to find
That often are
Wandering and purposeless, and eyes are blind
To see His star
And when we seek His treasure and His worth
We will have found the greatest prize on earth.

Instead we often work to guild our jar
With lovely things
Or time is spent remoulding clay, we are
As pampered kings
But often will forget to rest awhile
And plumb His treasure, then forget His smile.

The Christ within, our greatest treasure trove
Himself to find
The unnamed gems and jewels of His love
And Grace combined
God of the universe living in us
This most amazing gift of blessedness.

But though this awesome wonder strikes the chord
With untold joy
We do not preach ourselves, but Christ the Lord
His love employ
But willing slaves for Jesus' sake we are
While glorious light from darkness shone afar.

For God Himself has shone into our hearts
Such wondrous light ,
Giving this light the knowledge He imparts
A matchless sight
God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ
No other glory on this earth sufficed.

The excellence of power is held within
These jars of clay
And this is not from us but only Him
The perfect way
This power that fills the universal shore
Alpha and Omega forevermore.

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