Friday, September 3, 2021

Shadows and Beams



The works of creation May bring us elation
A sacred sensation But what does it mean?
Power and majesty Grandeur and beauty
Are the backside of glory through a glass darkly seen. 

The mountains or seas or the great galaxies 
Such wonders as these are but works of God’s hand
All these shadows and streams Point to more than it seems
God himself  shall fill our dreams and we shall understand.

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.
Our soul’s satisfaction is found in the Son.

But what will it be  His glory to see
When the mystery Is at last fully known
This veil we’ll transcend One day, comprehend
The human soul’s end Is God and God alone 

Lord our hearts are breaking with wonder oh, oh!
Lord our hearts are breaking with wonder oh, oh!
Lord our hearts are breaking with wonder oh, oh!
Lord our hearts are breaking with wonder 

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.
Our soul’s satisfaction is found in the Son.
Our soul’s satisfaction is in God alone!
Our soul’s satisfaction is in God alone!

After Jonathan Edwards 
September 3, 2021
Anthony Foster

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