He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The words are most important to me

So, I am reading through this book called "Suffering and the Sovereighnty of God"
I found my self like almost in tears of encouragement on the LORDS love for his children..it really is deep!!!
Ntway, in the book the author talks about how in every hymn there is a view point to adopt...In most of them we are either singing to God,(Be thou my Vision) singing about God(Amazing Grace) sometimes we sing to each other..(O come all ye faithful), we sing to ourselves..(Be still my soul the Lord is on thy side)..
each voice expresses our faith in a different way.. "How a firm Foundation" in the last five stanzas..each begin with a quotation mark..why? well he says beacuse it is GOd who is doing all the talking..God is talking to us..we are to sing this hymn by listening

"He tells you who he is an what he is like-pointedly with respect to what you are going through. He tells you his purposes. He promises the very thing you most need. Most hymns express our faith to God, to each other and to ourselves. This hymn is more elemental. God's voice invites faith. He's calling you"
-David Powlison

Brethen, may I introduce you to my new FAVORITE HYMN
you see i dont need a drum, a sax or bells for this to be my jam...The words a very rich with love and thats all i need to carry me through


'How Firm a Foundation'

'How firm a foundation you saints of the LORD, is laid for your faith in his excellent Word! What more can he say than to you he has said,to you who refuge to Jesus have fled?'

'Fear not , I am with you, O be not dismayed; for I am your God, and I will still give you aid; I'll strengthen you, help you and cause you to stand. upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand'

'When through the deep waters I call you go, the rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; for I will be with you, your troubles to bless, and sactify to you your deepest distress'

'When through fiery trials your pathway lie, my grace, all sufficient, shall be your supply, the flame shall not hurt you; I only design your dross to consume and your gold to refine'

'E'en down to old age all my people shall prove, my sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love; and when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn, like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne.'

'The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose, I will not, I will not desert to his foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I 'll never, no never, no never forsake.'