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TitleOffering at the Altar (Alma 34)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsAltar; Poetry; Sacrifice

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Offering at the Altar 

I bring no unblemished firstlings 
that prefigured the sacrifice  
of  God’s Son, no first fruits,
no doves, not even fine flour.
Instead, I surrender my will—
forfeit forgetfulness, 
renounce indolence,
give away ungodliness.
I relinquish procrastination, 
excuses, distraction, doubt;
replace complacency 
with exactness, enmity with love.
and narrow the distance 
to His presence.


Scripture Reference

Alma 34:1-41