Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Glory of God by Shai Linne

Chorus
Not to us, not to us But to Your name be the glory! (repeat)

Verse 1
Let us begin: How should we start?
Brightness shining out of the dark
It shines in our hearts, providing a spark
His might incites the light to impart
Takes us back to Genesis 1
Angels clapped, and hymns—they were sung
Face the facts—He’s second to none
In the beginning positioned the sun
Up in the sky, hovering high
The light’s too bright—over your eyes
Type of sights that none can devise
This Righteous Knight is lovely and wise
It’s seen in the stars
Seen in the galaxies, seen in quasars
Neptune, Uranus and Pluto and Jupiter Mercury, Saturn and Venus and Mars
Back to the earth, it shows in the trees
Each of the leaves blows in the breeze
Locusts and bees, ocean and seas
All the result of Jehovah’s decrees
Observe the way His Word creates,Preserves and shapes, determines fates
Reverberates at urgent rates
The earth—it shakes with fervent quakes!
Imagine it
I can’t explain the half of it
Our brains can’t even fathom it
And language is inadequate
To characterize the Lord on the throne
With spiritual eyes, the story is known
From Him and through Him and to Him is everything
Surely to God be the glory alone!

Verse 2
Let us consider the God who is there
Possessing a glory that’s not to be shared
God versus anyone—not even fair
How could you dare to try to compare
The self-existent, self-sufficient Omnipotent, Beneficent Faithful God whose Word we can trust Perfectly Holy and perfectly just
His beauty, there’s no end to it
Transcendence is infinite
Knowledge and wisdom—intricate
Steadfast love is intimate
We see in His laws—He is the Boss
Nothing about Him is evil or false
Pure perfection, zero flaws
All of His attributes meet at the cross!
The place where Jesus Christ was smashed
To satisfy God’s righteous wrath
Rose from the grave on my behalf
Through faith in Christ, He lights our path
Makes believers part of His fam
How does a Holy God pardon a man?
Perhaps even harder to understand
From the beginning was part of His plan
Imagine it
I can’t explain the half of it
Our brains can’t even fathom it
And language is inadequate
To characterize the Lord on the throne
With spiritual eyes, the story is known
From Him and through Him and to Him is everything
Surely to God be the glory alone

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