Sunday, August 19, 2007

I Sing the Mighty Power

Why am I a Christian? Because I cannot deny the presence of an all-creating, all-knowing, all-powerful God in the world and in my life and strongly feel the need to live my life accordingly.

A eighteenth century hymn by Isaac Watts sums it up best for me today:

I sing the mighty power of God
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad,
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at God's command,
and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord
who filled the earth with food,
who formed the creatures through the word,
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed
wherever I turn my eye,
if I survey the ground I tread,
or gaze upon the sky.

There's not a plant or flower below,
but makes thy glories known.
and clouds arise and tempests blow,
by order from thy throne;
While all that borrows life from thee
is ever in thy care,
and everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God, art present there.

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