Sunday, December 09, 2012

Joyful Praises

"Wisdom," "love," "power," "prophet," "priest,"
"king," "almighty Lord," "conqueror," "captain" -
these are the names and titles used throughout the stanzas
of this hymn to describe our Lord.
But the conclusion is this:
The most glorious names that either men or angels could devise would still be
"too poor to speak His worth."
Words are limited in their ability to convey the deep feelings of the soul.
We can and should extol our Lord with great hymns of praise such as this,
especially during this joyful season.
But beyond our verbal expressions there must be a life deeply devoted
to His person and the extension of His kingdom.
A growing love relationship with our Lord
and an appreciation of His worth should result in a life of praise and worship.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck - Amazing Grace -


Join All The Glorious Names

Join all the glorious names of wisdom, love, and pow'r,
that ever mortals knew, that angels ever bore:
all are too poor to speak His worth, too poor to set my Savior forth.
Great Prophet of my God, my tongue would bless Thy name;
by Thee the joyful news of our salvation came:
the joyful news of sins forgiv'n, of hell subdued, and peace with heav'n.
My Savior and my Lord, my Conq'ror and my King,
Thy scepter and Thy sword, Thy reigning grace I sing:
Thine is the pow'r; behold I sit in willing bonds beneath Thy feet.
Now let my soul arise and tread the tempter down;
my Captain leads me forth to conquest and a crown:
a feeble saint shall win the day, though death and hell obstruct the way.
Join all the glorious names of wisdom and pow'r-
All are too poor to speak His worth,
Too poor to set my Savior forth.
- Isaac Watts -



Have a blessed Lord's Day!

7 comments:

Niki O'Reilly said...

Good Sabbath, Stephanie. Your blog was the first stop I made this snowy Sunday morning, and I found your lovely, inspirational hymn to greet me with your photos of snow in the beautiful beautiful Colorado mountains. Here's wishing you and all your followers a lovely week.

Sara Blevins said...

Hi Stephanie, I agree Nikki. what a beautiful hymn and snow. Thank you for sharng!

Jazzmin said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thankyou so much for sharing this. What a lovely and heartwarming hymn. Praises like this one are so beautiful!

I loved seeing those glorious snow photos also. They are really making me wish I was back in Colorado right now. God's seasons are so beautiful.

Hugs & blessings to you!
~Jazzmin

Roberta said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for sharing this beautiful pray !! I'm always happy anytime you'll visit my blog..

Hugs,
Roberta

Debbie said...

What a glorious praise to our God!
That was so beautiful, thank you. Your pictures of the snow are quite pretty!
I trust you had a blessed Lord's day today!

Love you!

Lauren Davenport said...

Beautiful photos and praises!! May God bless you :)

Judith said...

This is such a wonderful post!! I am not just saying that. I just copied the hymn (do I know how is goes??) as the words are just so beautiful. We think of Joy being a word to describe Christmas...but this post is still pertinent as I am making Joy something that I look for all year long during 2013.

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