Thursday, October 30, 2008

As Long as You Are Glorified


There is strength to be found in confessing God's character and work back to Him in song. This song is from Come Weary Saints and it has been a leading contender for # 1 background music in my brain lately.

Shall I take from Your hand Your blessings
Yet not welcome any pain
Shall I thank You for days of sunshine
Yet grumble in days of rain
Shall I love You in times of plenty
Then leave You in days of drought
Shall I trust when I reap a harvest
But when winter winds blow, then doubt

Oh let Your will be done in me
In Your love I will abide
Oh I long for nothing else as long
As You are glorified

Are You good only when I prosper
And true only when I’m filled
Are You King only when I’m carefree
And God only when I’m well
You are good when I’m poor and needy
You are true when I’m parched and dry
You still reign in the deepest valley
You’re still God in the darkest night

Bridge So quiet my restless heart, quiet my restless heart
Quiet my restless heart in You
Words and Music by Mark Altrogge.
© 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Ministries.
From Come Weary Saints. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.
North American administration by Integrity Music. International administration by CopyCare International.

4 comments:

Dan S. said...

Ok... now you've got that tune echoing in the background of my brain.

I like the new template, Terry.

Praying...

Marlene S. said...

I see my husband was checking out your blog too :)

August 10th we were blessed with another baby boy, and Come Weary Saints has been what baby's been hearing mommy sing (it also became a favorite CD over my summer). The first time I listened to the lyrics of this song after AJ was born, it brought me to tears... because I knew God was asking me to hold my children with love, and yet, with complete trust in His all-wise sovereignty... ie. loosely.

Then, in the weeks that followed AJ's birth, dear Emily was received by Jesus's arms, and since, every time I hear this song, I am reminded of your family... and confronted once again with the reality of suffering being part of God's plan.

Three weeks ago, AJ had to go to the hospital with pneumonia, and my dear husband brought my ipod... Naturally, Come Weary Saints was on my playlist and one night it co-incided with my reading of Psalm 145:17... "The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His works." Kind? I was doubting in that dark hospital room, waiting upon each breath coming from AJ's mouth. Kind. I was reminded by the living Word.

These words called me to trust my dear heavenly Father deeper again... and I pray for your continued faith and trust too, as you are surely facing doubt. Oh I pray for God to fill your souls with faith.

With love,
Marlene

CKlassen said...

We just got this CD and have been enjoying it. My oldest especially love it. Thank you for sharing.
Thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear the soundtrack that plays in the background of your experience.
Thinking of you often,
Your sis
Irene