Thursday, January 6, 2011

True Light -

{Psalm 65: 4 - 8}
"Blessed is the man You choose, and cause to approach You,
that he may dwell in Your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
of Your holy temple.

By awesome deeds in righteousness you will answer us,
O God of our salvation,
You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
and of the far-off seas;
Who established the mountains by His strength,
being clothed with power;
You who still the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves,
and the tumult of the peoples.

They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs;
You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice."

{Psalm 56: 12-13}
"Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God;
I will render praises to You,
For You have delivered my soul from death.

Have You not kept my feet from falling, that I may walk before God
In the light of the living?"


"For all the Saints" ~ by William How (1864)

"For all the saints who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain, in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O may thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
And win with them the victor's crown of gold.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of Glory passes on His way!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Alleluia! Alleluia!"

1 comment:

Marla said...

Lovely picture and perfect scripture.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com