Saturday, October 14, 2006

What He Ordaineth

As our family gathered for devotions last night several of us began to reflect on our favorite lines from hymns:

"And let our ordered lives confess the beauty of Thy peace." (John Greenleaf Whittier - Dear Lord and Father of Mankind)

"And though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet." (Maltbie D. Babcock - This Is My Father's World)

"Hast thou not seen how all thy longings have been granted in what he ordaineth." (Joachim Neander - Praise to the Lord the Almighty)

"When all thy mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys/ Transported with the view I'm lost in wonder, love and praise." (Joseph Addison - When All Thy Mercies, O My God)

"O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the works Thy have made / I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder / Thy power throughout the universe displayed / Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee; How great Thou art!" (Stuart Hine - How Great Thou Art)