Monday, 23 January 2012

A joyful noise!

Whilst someone at church made the wild suggestion that this arrangement 'might not be everybody's cup of tea', I am absolutely sure that this song fulfills every one of my metaphorical musical tea party criteria.

While perhaps not to everybody's taste, to my ears this is music at its best - and a stunning reflection of the glorious gospel its words describe. I particularly love the use of the accordion and the last four lines of the lyrics - what a challenging declaration to make! I pray that God would really make us serious about it when we sing it. Keep writing please, Mr Townend and co.!

My heart is filled with thankfulness

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With power upon my heart

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside
Who floods my weaknesses and strengths
And causes fear to fly
Whose every promise is enough
For every step I take
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who reigns above;
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace;
Whose every thought is love.
For every day I have on earth
Is given by then King.
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow Him.