Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rejoice in the Lord (Stunned and Awed)


God opened his mouth and creation He spoke
He looks on the earth and it trembles and quakes
He looks on the mountains they shudder and smoke
He sheds His glory on all that he makes!

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live
While I still have being I will sing
The fruit and the praise of my lips I will give
May my meditation be a pleasing offering

I will sing praise to my God while I have being. . . . For I rejoice in the Lord.
I will sing praise to my God while I have being. . . . For I rejoice in the Lord.

We're stunned and awed by God's work of creation
Yet they point beyond themselves to Him
'Tis not for its sake nature requires an ovation
Its grandeur and majesty raise up a cadenced hymn

These are but shadows; but God is the substance.
These are scattered beams; but God is the sun.
These are but streams; but God is the ocean.
Creation points to the All Glorious One...

I will sing praise to my God while I have being. . . . For I rejoice in the Lord.
I will sing praise to my God while I have being. . . . For I rejoice in the Lord.

I will sing praise to my God while I have being
I will sing praise to my God for worthy is He
I will sing praise to my God though all I am seeing
Is through a glass darkly this side of eternity.

In the end it will not be the seas or the mountains
Or great galaxies that sets our hearts ablaze
God Himself will fill us to breaking with wonder
And fill our mouths and our souls with eternal praise.

I will sing praise to my God while I have being. . . . For I rejoice in the Lord.
I will sing praise to my God while I have being. . . . For I rejoice in the Lord.

Inspired by Psalm 104:31-34
Jonathan Edwards
and a John Piper devotion
August 26, 2018
Anthony Foster



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