Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

07 October 2008

How sweet and awful is the place...

Following our meditation from Psalm 37 (one of my favorite psalms!) on Sunday evening, the following hymn came to mind:

How sweet and awful is the place
with Christ within the doors,
While everlasting love displays
the choicest of her stores.

While all our hearts and all our songs
join to admire the feast,
Each of us cries, with thankful tongues,
"Lord, why was I a guest?"

Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
and enter while there's room,
When thousands make a wretched choice,
and rather starve than come?

'Twas the same love that spread the feast
that sweetly forced us in;
Else we had still refused to taste,
and perished in our sin.

Pity the nations, O our God,
constrain the earth to come;
Send Thy victorious word abroad,
and bring the strangers home.

by Isaac Watts

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Amen. We are blessed indeed.