The restored soul and how to get there

 

While listening to a often sung hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” I found myself once again struck by the majesty of the words. Each stanza has a particular focus on the greatness of God. From creation, to Christ and His return, covering all of His major themes. With each theme there are myriads of jewels for the worshiper to discover. As, the spirit of God touches your soul.

This padre gets maximum satisfaction while out and about the country side, and seeing a stunning sight. Like the magnificence of a rain bow, or the sight of a recently born baby. Instantly, blessing that baby silently, as God touches our respective souls for just a few moments and brings us together for all eternity. These are the words of my blessing, child you can not come unto Jesus except the Father draws you to Him, John 6:44, Concluding with my favorite blessing because life is tough and will get tougher. Jude 24-25, “Now to Him, who is able to keep you from stumbling. And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To God our Savior, who only is wise. Be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever.” Amen.

Then from memory, I sing to myself the appropriate stanza and chorus. It is an uplifting experience especially in a world that has a tendency to wear one down. Even infants!

Praising God is one way God restores our souls, and leads us in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake, Psalms 23:3. Enjoy the experience! For your consideration, the four stanzas and the chorus. The chorus of course repeats itself after each stanza. Read them slowly and meditatively and sense the power of the words. Really works well while listening to the hymn being sung while allowing your soul to absorb the words through your eyes and ears.

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 through out the universe displayed.

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

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

Chorus stanza repeats: Then signs my soul, My Savior God to Thee. How great Thou Art. How great Thou Art.

And when I think that God, His son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scare can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take my sin away my sin.

Chorus repeats: The sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee. How great Thou Art. How great Thou Art.

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 great Thou Art!”

The sings My soul, My Savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art. How great Thou Art!

For those, never having had the uplifting experience from the hymn. You can do so by selecting a search engine. Search by using the words, “How great thou Art,” Shea or Presley. But to listen to all four verses type, Boberg, who was the original author. That should take you to youtube.com. I enjoy both the George Beverly Shea and Elvis Presley renditions best.


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