Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hymn of the Week: Stand Up and Bless the Lord

If you read through the book of Revelation, you will notice that there are heavenly beings whose primary purpose and function is apparently to praise and bring glory to the Almighty God in their midst.

It is clearly one of the purposes of man to glorify the God Who created him.

This song reminds us of a variety of ways in which we can and should do just that. We should not only follow the advice, we should pray and ask God to make it all the more possible for us to praise and glorify Him upon this earth.

May God bless you as you do just that.

Stand Up and Bless the Lord

Stand up and bless the Lord
Ye people of His choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God
With heart and soul and voice.

Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy Name,
And laud and magnify?

O for the living flame
From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our minds inspire,
And wing to heaven our thought!

There, with benign regard,
Our hymns He deigns to hear;
Though unrevealed to mortal sense,
Our spirits feel Him near.

God is our Strength and Song,
And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed
With all our ransomed powers.

Stand up and bless the Lord;
The Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless His glorious Name;
Henceforth forevermore.

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