The Lord Is Angry

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A hymn on the wrath of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is angry with all those who do not give Him glory
For they dishonor what He loves—His excellence and beauty.
For them He has a place
Devoid of love and grace
Where all that will remain
Is endless, conscious pain.
His wrath is just and holy.

The Lord has saved us from this doom by showing His disfavor
Toward Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who died to be our Savior.
Unfathomable wrath
He bore on our behalf,
But resurrection proved
God's anger is removed
From all who flee to Jesus.

The Lord will never show us wrath but love and grace unceasing
For Jesus' righteousness is ours and we are called well-pleasing.
Since we are safe in Him,
We hate and fight our sin
And long for all to know
The pardon God bestows—
That all might praise His mercy.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
10.1.1 Psalm 11:5 "[The LORD] hates the wicked and the one who loves violence." Nahum 1:2 "The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies."
10.1.2a Romans 1:18-23 "The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men ... although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him ... [they] exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images" Psalm 2:12 "Kiss [or honor] the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled."
10.1.2b John 17:24 "Father, I [Jesus] desire that they [my disciples] also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world."
10.1.3-4 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 "Those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus ... they will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might"
10.1.5-6 Revelation 14:10-11 "[The wicked one] will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night"
10.1.7 Deuteronomy 32:4 "The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he."
10.2.1a 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 "You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come."
10.2.1b Isaiah 53:4-5 "Surely [Jesus] has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed."
10.2.2a John 1:29 "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"
10.2.2b Romans 5:8-9 "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God."
10.2.3-4 Isaiah 53:10 "Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring..."
10.2.5 1 Corinthians 15:17 "if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins."
10.2.6 Hosea 14:4 "I will heal [my people's] apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them."
10.3.1a 1 Thessalonians 5:9 "For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ"
10.3.1b 2 Thessalonians 16:17 "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word."
10.3.2a Philippians 3:9 "[I do not have] a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith" Romans 5:19 "For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous."
10.3.2b Hebrews 13:20-21 "Now may the God of peace ... equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever."
10.3.3 2 Timothy 4:18 "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom."
10.3.4 1 Timothy 6:11-12 "But as for you, O man of God, flee [ungodliness]. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith."
10.3.5-6 Romans 10:1 "Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them that they may be saved."
10.3.7 1 Peter 1:7 "[So that your faith] may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ."


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