Saturday, August 21, 2010

You Raise Me Up

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When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary,
When troubles come and my heart burdened be.
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until You come and sit awhile with me.

CHORUS:
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on Your shoulders
You raise me up.. to more than I can be.

REPEAT CHORUS
There is no life - no life without its hunger
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly
But when You come and I am filled with wonder
Sometimes I think I glimpse eternity

You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
And I am strong when I am on Your shoulders
You raise me up .. to more than I can be
You raise me up .. to more than I can be

"Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, You who have done great things.  Who, O God, is like You?  Though You have made me see troubles, many and bitter, You will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth You will again bring me up.  You will increase my honor and comfort me once again." Psalm 71:19-21

"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand." Psalm 40:1-2

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." (Colossians 3:15-17)  In these three consecutive verses, Paul mentions about being thankful/giving thanks 3 times.  Do you think it's important to have an attitude of gratitude?  How often do you give thanks to God?  Do you have a thankful heart?  Let us all remember to thank God in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).  Thank Him for Who He is (His character/attributes), not just for what He does for us or gives us.

12 comments:

Virginia said...

Beautiful Hymn of praise , verses and words.
Praise The Lord!!
Joy & Blessings,
Virginia

Whidbey Woman said...

AMEN! Thank you, Jesus!

Charlotte said...

Wow, what a beautiful post, and I love the video. I am sharing it on my facebook page.
Blessings,
Charlotte

sarah said...

this is one of my favorite songs and it's song the best by Seleh..Beautiful post and video.

mya said...

Your first video puts things in the right perspective doesn't it?
Sometimes our own troubles seem unsurmountable, but when we let our self-perimeter expand, we see others in true need, not only physically but in need for the only bread-of-life. Thank you.

Michelle said...

Thanks for posting.
I am truly blessed!!

Anita Johnson said...

I heard this on the radio last night and I have been singing it ever since!

Clif said...

Absolutely one of my favorites. Powerful. Thank you.

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing this with us....loved the scriptures....God bless.

The Paint Splash said...

My heart breaks as I watch this...not only around the world but many of our own children walk away from God. Blessings. Debbie

Cathy said...

I love that song by Selah. Very sad facts ~ we should be very thankful. Blessings ~

Haelie said...

Hey, girl! I do love this song so much! Great to see you on Spiritual Sundays. :o)

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