The international day of prayer for the persecuted church
What name is this
that men, women and children
lay down their lives for!?
What have they seen in Him!?!
What way had He revealed
Himself to them
that He is so compelling,
so full of wonder
and so true?
What power drives them
to the death row,
that beckons them,
they willingly and smiling go!
What kind of name is this
that when they speak out loud
with courage and in trust
they are enchained
and put in prisons,
and when they’re trodden down and tortured
they sing His glorious Name!!!
What splendour crowns this name!?!
that drives fear out of their hearts
defies the persecutors’ hate
yet love their souls!?!
What majesty’s around this name
that they cannot but spread with cost of life!?!
yet with our very eyes have failed to see
and have an image far too dim and faded
of this celestial king!?!
This name we grow up with
this very One is so life-changing
but is the least esteemed.
That way He has revealed to them
that thirst and long for Him,
but we just get familiar with
and take for granted
what’s blood paid.
That power is for everyone who wants it,
It’s fuel for every step in furnace
and in front of sword.
This kind of name we barely speak of
we hide ourselves,
don’t want to be embarrassed of,
and stay silent when people talk about.
That splendour is around His name
but we are just too slack to crave for,
too blind, too burdened in our sins,
too weak to see Him.
That majesty’s around this name
but we don’t even know of.
He waits for us to share it,
to taste of Him and pass it on.
This name is all that Father God
has given us to bring us life,
to make us new
by the blood of His cross
and by the faith in Him
to come to be like Him.
To live for Him and die for Him.
They leave their life
to die into their faith.
We leave our faith
to die out of our life.
This is the Man that called them
to the altar
This is the Man that called us
to give our lives for Him.
This is the persecuted Jesus Christ.