Sunday, 27 September 2015

Great

The first song we sang at church this morning began with the words, 'Great is the Lord'. It's all about thanking God for everything He's done. But after we finished singing our Pastor pointed out that regardless of our experience, regardless of how we've been blessed, regardless of anything we've seen God do, the first four words still stand.

Great. Is. The. Lord.

Great for the beauty of creation. Great for His inifinite love. Great for His plan of redemption. Great for His relentless forgiveness. Great for a million different reasons.

So here's another song about His greatness. It's beautifully arranged (by Chris Rice) and I can only vouch that the delivery is heartfelt, although not expert by any means.

My rendition of How Great Thou Art. I hope you enjoy it, but more than that, I hope you think about how great God is and what that might mean to you.


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 Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

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.

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!"