Thursday, August 29, 2019

Evermore (Shadows to Substance)


The backside of glory is all we now see
But one day all will be revealed
We’ll burst these old wineskins with reality
And then faith  to clear focus will yield.

And souls shall be satisfied in that great day
When heaven comes down and the darkness gives way
We see in a glass darkly  but then we shall discern
The glorious presence for which our souls yearn

These are but shadows but God is the substance
These scattered beams but God is the sun
These are but streams but God is the ocean
Shadows yield to substance when our day is done.

Here hearts break with wonder and eternal song
Awed and stunned by the work of his hand
To God wisdom, power and beauty belong
Soon He’ll be the Lord of every man.

Bridge:
This is our soul’s end to rejoice in the Lord
To sing praise to our God evermore, evermore
And while we remain,  we will seek His great gain
As  a living sacrifice on this altar outpoured.
For in Christ we are surely anchored.

These are but shadows but God is the substance
These scattered beams but God is the sun
These are but streams but God is the ocean
Shadows yield to substance when our day is done.

After Jonathan Edwards
1 Corinthians 13:12
Psalm 104:31-34
Psalm 8:3
August 28, 2019
Anthony Foster



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