Friday, May 20, 2011

~ O God Beyond All Praising ~

We sang this hymn following the Sunday of the storm. I could barely get through any of the hymns for weeping, they all had such a deeper new meaning. This one especially seemed fit for our experience.

O God beyond all praising,
we worship you today
and sing the love amazing
that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder
at every gift you send,
at blessings without number
and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you
and wait upon your word,
we honor and adore you,
our great and mighty Lord.

Then hear, O gracious Savior,
accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favor
may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows
be filled with good or ill,
we'II triumph through our sorrows
and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty
and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty
our sacrifice of praise.
Michael Perry (1942-1996)

1 comment:

Maddy said...

This is a very comforting hymn!
Did you all get the box we sent yet?
love you!