02 March 2005

"O to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above."

...Please, read it not just once but a few times over. Chew on it, think of it, remember it, pray upon it and see what comes of it. The words that swim throughout some music pierces this part of your heart that nothing else can reach. When the words in the music are glorifying to our God, it seems to reach the heart in a sort of different way...a more personal sort of way perhaps. I remember when I would ask Spiro again and again to sing it. "Just sing that one part, Spiro." and she would...sometimes when we were doing nothing or even sometimes in between lectures. This song is personal, its real...it's this choise we're given. Do we give Him our complete heart? Do we acknowledge how prone we are to wonder from our faithful God? It's my prayer for each one of you guys that this will become the cry of your heart...for His glory.
Liverpool - Semester 2 009 ...by the way, this is Spiro. This picture describes Spiro. Oh, there she is with John in Liverpool.


Karen Ruth said...

That's my favorite song ever! My mom and I always start to tear up when we sing it...so good!

Spiro said...

I'm glad that you remember me singing this mel. I think of my grandma the day she died bridget and I sang this to her... "here's my heart, o take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above." -- that was her heart. I can't imagine a better way to leave this world.

This Is My Story said...

Those lyrics are amazing! That song is one that I sing for comfort. :-)

(And cute picture!)

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