Snares of the Enemy
By Ken L. Birks
joyful sound coming forth from His
Spirit, we delight.
In the light of
His countenance, we walk in His might.
Lifted above the
circumstances of life, we rejoice.
weighed down by worldly concerns, we
give praise with voice.
With our hearts
set upon that which is His, we treasure
all that has been given, the enemy comes
Setting traps, he beguiles and
things, he entices and distracts from
what is valued.
He comes to
destroy and drag us down into the pits
into self-pity, we’re caught, snared in
we cry out for help to be rescued as
none seem to care.
As some turn
against us, in misery we sink deeper
the snares set secretly, we cry out to
Trapped in the
web of despondency, we’re set free to be
He brings us out
of this prison of bondage that we may
yet praise Him.
With a Word
fitly spoken, He rescues with words of
Though the enemy
may set his traps, we trust in God and
our paths, He knows the ways that must
of those who have gone before us are our
countenances now lifted, our hearts
rejoice in truth now mastered.
hearts to walk according to His Word
forever, we proclaim.
To the end we
follow hard after Him who faithfully
rescues from regret.
To Him who
brought us out of bondage, we give
thanksgiving and praise.
continually bless the ways we take,
guiding us around traps set.
With the joyful
sound coming from His Spirit, our
Psalm 89:15, John 10:10, 119:110-112,