Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 4/25

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Open up my eyes and mind and heart, Lord,
to ponder and to wonder at how great,
how very great you are...

And when I try to put you in a box,
when I think I know you inside-out,
when I'm pretty sure I know exactly
what you think and just what you would do 
then put me in a box 
'til I recall how far  beyond my dreams,
how much deeper than my knowing
are you, my Lord and God,
whom nothing, whom no one 
can embrace, contain or hold...    

When I'm stingy with forgiveness
and a miser with my love,
when I box up all I have
just to keep it to myself:
remind me, Lord, how great you are,
how broad and deep your mercies,
how everlasting is your love,
how nothing I imagine
could encompass or take in
the fullness of your life,
flowing always fresh from your heart
into mine...

How great you are, O Lord,
how very great you are...

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!"



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