Monday, March 28, 2011

How Great Thou Art

One of my all-time favorite hymns is "How Great Thou Art."

We sang this in church on Sunday.  I have to give props to Moody - they do the full orchestra + full choir + organ thing very well.  Combined with a large room of people loudly singing and the Spirit of God moving, there are moments when I think we are getting glimpses of Heaven...  This Sunday, during the final verse of How Great Thou Art, it was one of those moments - a small glimpse into what it will be like when we are forever worshiping God.  Check out the hymn's lyrics below:

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee
how great Thou art, how great Thou art.
And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee
how great Thou art, how great Thou art.
 
When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"


During that last verse, I felt like I actually wanted to be home... home in heaven.  I mean, as Christians we intellectually know that heaven is supposed to be better than life on earth, but if we're honest (or maybe it's just me), we have things we want in this life - dreams for the future.  Yet, we read in scripture that this isn't our real home, and that our life here is fleeting... I understand that truth and pray for God to make that a real desire in my heart, but it is rare when I truly have moments where my heart and head align in this area, where I truly want to just go... go up to heaven to worship God forever and ever.  But, this Sunday morning, with complete sincerity, I could sing...When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.  Then I shall bow, in humble adoration, and then proclaim "My God, how Great Thou Art!"

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite hymns too! We're so alike:)

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