Thursday, April 5, 2012

Music That Gives Me Hope. . . Part 1. . .

Once again, I want to invite you into some things that have become a part of some annual intentionality for me. It's Easter weekend. My only hope comes from the grace shown in the events we celebrate this weekend. Over the course of four days I'm posting music that tells the truth and ministers deeply to me. Today, "There Is A Hope" from Stuart Townend. May you be richly blessed.

There is a hope that burns within my heart,
That gives me strength for ev'ry passing day;
a glimpse of glory now revealed in meager part,
Yet drives all doubt away:
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiv'n;
and Christ in me, the hope of heav'n!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make His will my home.

There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
A consolation strong against despair,
That when the world has plunged me in its deepest pit,
I find the Savior there!
Through present sufferings, future's fear,
He whispers, "Courage!" in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
And they will lead me home.

There is a hope that stands the test of time,
That lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave,
To see the matchless beauty of a day divine
When I behold His face!
When sufferings cease and sorrows die,
and every longing satisfied,
then joy unspeakable will flood my soul,
For I am truly home.

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