Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Forevermore





Forevermore oh God
None canst Thy will dethrone
Nor nullify Thy promises
Where generations groan

Thy faithfulness oh, Lord
Fills morning, noon and night
Then stir in us a sacred awe
And holy appetite

Vile bending of the wind
Thy courses cannot thwart
Nor can rebellion of the mind
Improve upon Thy work

Lord, Thou hast made me glad
Through the work of Thy hands
Our triumph sealed within the scars
That broke Death’s sullen bands

And though the wicked seem
To flourish, they will die
But Thou oh, Lord will ever be
Forevermore, most high

How great Lord, are Thy works
Thy Thought none understands
We cling by faith to promises
‘Triumph through nail-scarred hands’

This flight from morn to night
Where seamless eons pour
Is but a twinkle in the eye
Of God’s Forevermore

© Janet Martin
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:

 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

 But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore. Ps. 92: 1-8

For Thou, Lord, has made me glad through Thy work:
I will triumph in the work of Thy hands. Ps. 92: 4

I've been reflecting on these verses since someone read them at our worship service on Sunday, then a young man included the phrase 'make us forever grateful for what You have done' in his prayer.
When we think about what His work on the cross, what Jesus suffered for us surely it stirs us to be forever grateful!
...even in this howling 'first snow day' of the season we can remain forever grateful!

 

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