11.20.2008

He has made me glad

I discovered our long-lost old hymnal last weekend while I was changing our closet light bulb. (hhmm reminds me of a good rk song.) Some of the them have a depth and richness not easy to find in contemporary "pop-praise". The first stanza of "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" particularly stood out this morning. In fact, one of my friends wrote a melody for it so I hear it sometimes on my ipod. I am super-grateful for God giving folks in every generation the gift of God-directed expression in writing and music.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
'Come unto me and rest;
Lay down thy weary one, lay down
They head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was

Weary, and worn, and sad
I found in Him a resting place
And He has made me glad

I heard the voice of Jesus say
"Behold, I freely give
The living water thirsty one,
Stoop down, and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus and I drank
Of that life giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him

I heard the voice of Jesus say
"I am this dark world's light;
Look unto me thy morn shall rise,
And all thy day be bright."
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my star, my sun;
And in the light of life I'll walk
'Til traveling days are done.

by.Horatius Bonar.

3 comments:

a voice in the desert... said...

yes, good stuff, how good it is to be near God!

Mac said...

You're antagonizing me with the picture! I WANT M&MS!

Mac said...

I like that picture above my comment. Although it looks like swamp instead of desert...oh, Happy Thanksgiving! Can't wait for big Turkey and Stuffing dinner!