Friday, April 08, 2011

God mystery...


This hymn was brought to my attention by my husband after her received it from a devotional email he subscribes to. I love how the author of this hymn embraces the awesome, abundant mystery of God. The mystery of God is impossible for humanity to fully comprehend, and yet how we are drawn into always wanting to know God more.

The truth of God is greater far

The truth of God is greater far
Than our poor human mind,
Than any doctrine, creed, or sect,
All partial and confined.
His treasures hold uncounted wealth
That hearts have never heard.
Our boundless God has yet more light
To shine out from His Word.

Who dares to limit God Himself
To what we understand,
To shrink His sprawling mystery
And hold it in our hand?
Immensity of purest love!
An ocean unexplored!
Our boundless God has yet more light
To shine out from His Word.

O Lord, Your Word is Jesus Christ,
Your truth in us begun,
But O the depths of all He is
And all that He has done!
Let faith and love each day increase
The hunger You have stirred:
May more and more of Christ our Light
Shine brightly from Your Word!

Words by Ken Bible and George Rawson (1807-1889)and you can listen to it here!

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