Monday, January 4, 2016
Across the Lands
Yesterday in church we sang a song I’ve never previously heard, and it is a good one; from the team of Keith Getty and Stuart Townend — a team that understands what hymns are supposed to be about.
Here are the lyrics for “Across the Lands.” I trust you will find them to be as worshipful as did I.
You’re the Word of God the Father,
From before the world began;
Every star and every planet
Has been fashioned by Your hand.
All creation holds together
By the power of Your voice:
Let the skies declare Your glory,
Let the land and seas rejoice!
You're the Author of creation,
You're the Lord of every man;
And Your cry of love rings out
Across the lands.
Yet You left the gaze of angels,
Came to seek and save the lost,
And exchanged the joy of heaven
For the anguish of a cross.
With a prayer You fed the hungry,
With a word You stilled the sea.
Yet how silently You suffered
That the guilty may go free.
With a shout You rose victorious,
Wresting victory from the grave,
And ascended into heaven
Leading captives in Your wake.
Now You stand before the Father
Interceding for Your own.
From each tribe and tongue and nation
You are leading sinners home.
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