Saturday, May 27, 2006

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

At Cell Group during the week, we sang a chorus that has always been one of my favourite. As soon as I heard them announce it, I was undone: I knew the message that God was giving me.

Despite how I feel about losing Dad, despite my pain, anger, and confusion over "why", my faith is crying out to me, demanding that I still declare God to be faithful.

I'll share the words with you. The emphasis are mine:

Blessed be your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where the streams of abundance flow
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be your name


Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord,

Still I will say...

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

Blessed be your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name


Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say...

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say Lord,
Blessed be your name


Matt and Beth Redman, © 2002 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

1 comment:

Steph said...

That is beautiful! I love reading about your learning days too.