Monday, May 7, 2012

Now Why This Fear?

A couple of weeks ago, I was at church and was introduced to this song.  Enfield is a group that sings at my fellowship group (or Sunday school type thing) at Grace Community Church.  They sang this song from Sovereign Grace Music.  It's called, Now Why This Fear?  It came in a timely manner for me as I have been struggling with trusting in God's eternal plan, in His love, in His will.  He is good.  I am inherently sinful.  I am deserving of hell.  He sacrificed Himself on my behalf to justify me before the Righteous Judge (Himself).  I know all that.  I'm thankful, but I have a hard time living it.  I have a hard time believing it.  What an amazing reminder this song was to me.  Singing this song to myself allows me to talk God's truth to myself.  To talk to myself and not listen to myself is a good thing.  If you are struggling with trusting in God and in His love, learn the words, and sing it praying it to God.  I hope it blesses you as much as it did me!

 Now Why This Fear?

Verse 1
Now why this fear and unbelief?
Has not the Father put to grief
His spotless Son for us?
And will the righteous Judge of men
Condemn me for that debt of sin
Now canceled at the cross?

Jesus, all my trust is in Your blood
Jesus, You’ve rescued us
Through Your great love

Verse 2
Complete atonement You have made
And by Your death have fully paid
The debt Your people owed
No wrath remains for us to face
We’re sheltered by Your saving grace
And sprinkled with Your blood

How sweet the sound of saving grace
How sweet the sound of saving grace
Christ died for me

Verse 3
Be still my soul and know this peace
The merits of your great high priest
Have bought your liberty
Rely then on His precious blood
Don’t fear your banishment from God
Since Jesus sets you free


from The Gathering: Live from WorshipGod11, released 15 November 2011
Music, and alt. and additional words by Doug Plank, original verses by Augustus Toplady (1772)
© 2011 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Faerie Queene

“. . . as soon as I looked out of the window, a gush of wonderment and longing flowed over my soul like the tide of a great sea. Fairy Land lay before me, and drew me towards it with irresistible attraction. The trees bathed their great heads in the waves of the morning, while their roots were planted deep in gloom; save where on the borders the sunshine broke against their stems, or swept in long streams through their avenues, washing with brighter hue all the leaves over which it flowed; revealing the rich brown of the decayed leaves and fallen pinecones, and the delicate greens of the long grasses and tiny forests of moss that covered the channel over which it passed in motionless rivers of light.”(MacDonald, 1858)

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 MacDonald, G. (1858). VII. In G. MacDonald, Phantastes (p. 91). London: Smith, Elder and Co.