Living By Faith

Rise up, don’t cower

Before your soul’s enemy

His defeat is won

Already—for the battle

Belongs to the LORD’s army

On Calvary’s Cross

Christ soundly defeated all

That came against Him

Thus, each foe which threatens us

Including Death, can’t deny

God’s love eternal

His covenant promises

Sealed with Jesus’ blood

Rise up, take courage

Be strong, endure with patience

Live by faith, not sight

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Sunday Confessionals, My Answer

For all the questions in my life

Near-70-years of struggle, strife

Faith’s certain hope lies in one answer

His Name is JESUS

Through His death & resurrection

His grace meets every need

If, here, He makes no explanation

For each time heartache does bleed

I will still my soul, praises sing

To my great, glorious Lord and King

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.