I Will Be Their God and They Shall Be My People

LORD, if  you were hungry you would not tell me

The Cattle on a Thousand Hills
Are yours – you own the earth
You don’t need me

Yet you love me and you instruct me
To come to you for rest
I come – as you request –
And I am blessed

You provided salvation by offering your Son

Because you love your world
You say – Consider this – you
Who forget God

You can’t save yourself by what you do
Because I won’t accept it
Lamb of God bore your grief
Carried your sorrow

Because you hated my instruction
Casting my words behind you
Should I leave you alone
With no one to save you

Gather my people together who come
To me through blood sacrifice –
I will be their God and
The shall be my people

Shout for joy to the LORD on earth
There is none like Him who saves
His people – the sheep
Of his pasture

By Carol Ann Hoel © February 9, 2011


Psalm 50 5-17 – The Bible – “Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice. “Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God. I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.

I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.

If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it. Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats? “Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” But to the wicked person, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips? You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.”

Psalm 50:22 – The Bible – Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Isaiah 53:2-7 – The Bible – He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

John 1:11-13 – The Bible – He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:16-18 – The Bible – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Matthew 11:28-30 – The Bible – Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Revelation 21:3 – The Bible – And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Psalm 100 – The Bible – Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.


About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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7 Responses to I Will Be Their God and They Shall Be My People

  1. trisha says:

    There is a proverb in India, “God surrenders to the trusting heart and runs away from the skeptic.”


  2. planejaner says:

    what a beautiful verse you have blessed me with this morning, as the sun comes up behind Mt. Rainier…
    may your day be filled with the rich, complex, incomprehensible love of God.


    • I can only imagine what it is like to wake up and watch the sun rise behind Mt. Rainier! What beauty to behold! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. Blessings to you today and always…


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  4. Bonnie says:

    How very little we are… but He loves us so very largely. This is one of my new favorites, Carol Ann – thank you. Blessings to you…


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