Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sweet Sabbath

Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

O, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Belov├Ęd,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed!

Ever lift Thy face upon me
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ’neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory,
Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting,
Fill me with Thy grace.
(pictures of flowers in our yard by Sarah E. Choate)


Herding Grasshoppers said...

What beautiful pictures!

Love that hymn - I often used the first verse, singing my "babies" to sleep.

Oh my, you've got one with mono and one with malaria? Praying for recovery and strength for your family :0)

And thanks for the prayers for Tate. He's still tired and tender, but home and on the mend.

God is good.


Joanna Allen said...

Love the last picture! We have those flowers in our yard too. I love to cut them and put them in a vase on our dining table. Our God is such an artist!!