Over the past few days, anticipating another LORD’s Day morning, these snippets of oldie-but-goodie hymns have occupied my thoughts:
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦
𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘑𝘌𝘚𝘜𝘚 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘦,
𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦,
𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘏𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥,
𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦!
(“What A Day That Will Be,” Jim Hill 1955)
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𝘉𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨,
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳
𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘑𝘌𝘚𝘜𝘚,
𝘏𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦;
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘥,
𝘐𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦.
(“All That Thrills My Heart is JESUS,” Thoro Harris 1874-1955)
My mind scrambles to picture it: the throngs of heaven bowing low, hands and hearts lifted high, singing “ALLELUJAH, glory be to our great GOD!” … “worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive all honor and blessing and glory and power, forever!”
We long for that day! We can’t begin to comprehend how that scene will flood our souls to overflowing, leaving us truly astounded and humbled and honored and awe-struck. What will it be like to join in full agreement with our heartiest AMENs and ALLELUJAHs to Almighty Triune GOD?!
This morning, could we pause to realize we have the opportunity on any given day, at any given moment, but especially as we gather around the LORD’s table, to join in that chorus 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰?
Maybe we can quiet our hearts in this moment. Imagine being in glory, face to face with our Savior, and simply allow our hearts to respond, lost in wonder and worship!
𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘸𝘦. “𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶, 𝘖 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘥𝘴? 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶, 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘢𝘸𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴, 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴?” 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭… 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘸𝘦!
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