Thursday, July 18, 2013

Skywatch Friday - How Great Thou Art

 Some days, I get up early in the morning and drive to one of several places that are ideal for watching the sun rise, or I wait until the end of the day and travel to another favorite place to enjoy the sunset.  As I sit there and enjoy the colors of the sky and the wonders of creation, my soul does indeed sing, "How Great Thou Art."  What I enjoy most about the old hymns is their simple message.  In the four verses that are "How Great Thou Art", the entire story of God's creation and His plan for our salvation is delivered.  There are times when a picture is worth a thousand words and there are times when the words speak for themselves, but there are times when they compliment one another.



Verse 1:
O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Chorus:
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


Verse 2:
When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Chorus:

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


 
Verse 3:
And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Chorus:

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


Verse 4:
When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"


Chorus:

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

There are those rare instances when the words and the music and the artist come together to create a very special moment.  This is one of those times.  "How Great Thou Art."

13 comments:

  1. A grand, inspiring post! Love the lighting over the water especially in the last photo!

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  2. Oh, yes! Magnificent, glorious skies and superb captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Terrific captures! Love the the dusky clouds in the first one!

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  4. Great pairing of songs and photographs. I agree some of the old songs are the best and they get their message across in a simple and effective way.

    I love your photographs.

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  5. Gorgeous photos! And I love that hymn.

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  6. I love the old hymns, too! Such a comfort for the soul.
    Great photos!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  7. Magnificent indeed. One of my favorites.

    Have a blessed day and weekend. :)

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  8. This is such an inspiring post, and such inspirational images! Wow.

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  9. Very beautiful photos indeed.

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