Wednesday, September 19, 2012

“Wondering”. . .Fascinated By God, and By His Truth

(Friends: during this series, the messages may frequently be longer than usual due to the subject matter.  Thanks for your patience, and I think you will find the considerations interesting, and hopefully, helpful in our walk with the Lord.  Glen)

Part 17 – “Glimpses of Love”

    The words that follow are, so to speak, new lyrics for an old song.

      Almost 25 years ago, I wrote an instrumental guitar piece called “Mountain Stream.”  Some of you may have heard it on one of our older CDs, and I think the recording may be on our website.  I occasionally remember and play the music, but until several days ago, I had never thought about adding lyrics.  The notion occurred to me, and I mentioned it to Frances, who thought it might be a good idea.  That’s as far as it went, however.
     That is, until yesterday, when Frances wrote a beautiful essay called “Glimpses of Love” for her Cafe Powder Room blog.  This inspired words for the music “Mountain Stream,” which now, in its lyrical version, is not about a mountain stream!  Instead, the words seem to fit with our current consideration about the “Who” of God, that is, the wonder of His amazing love.  I thought I’d send them along, and hope they’ll be encouraging.

Glimpses of Love

If we’ll open up
The eyes of our heart,
We will see
A light in the dark.
An unseen Hand of glory from above,
Giving visions of grace,
Glimpses of love.

Our Heavenly Father
Loves to give
Scenes of the beauty
That call us to live,
Ever and always looking up above,
Seeing visions of grace,
Glimpses of love.

(Open up your heart to behold,
See the beauty of His wonder unfold…)

Today will offer
Such sights to behold,
For all who believe,
For those who know
The glory awaiting when we gaze above,
Seeing visions of grace,
Glimpses of love…
Visions of grace, glimpses of love.

“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.”
(Psalm 27:4)

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