Suffering First then Glory
Artist: Joe and Angela Garrity
Suffering First then Glory

The calling to suffer I sense drawing near
The Spirit is willing, the flesh grips with fear
Clenching the comforts this fading life brings
Will I lose my soul or will I lose everything?

Was Father's desire his beloved to inflict
While all other children from anguish protect?
Not this loving Lord, the trials he shares
Pain yet power to become Christ's coheirs

Suffering first, then glory
Perfection only after pain
Life for death or death for life
My loss will be his gain

One day in his presence without weeping we'll sing
For now our sweet tears are his drink offering
Just like Jesus while weeping found grace to endure
Not my will but thine, glory and honor are yours