May 21, 2014 | by: 0 Comments|
In our discipleship hour this past week, we thought about worship, both public and private. We thought about how worship is an all-of-life activity and that it is to ascribe the proper worth to God, to magnify his worthiness of praise, and to approach and address God as he is worthy. We worship God by the Spirit in connection with his Word.
Our primary connection with God’s Word in worship is through reading the Word and praying the Word. If you haven’t done so already, then I would encourage you to incorporate those practices into your private worship. Another way to worship God is through song, and here we also want our songs to be connected and derived from God’s Word. Songs that either explicitly quote Scripture or songs that expound on themes of Scripture are good songs to sing or meditate on in your times of private worship. One song that I’ve been thinking a little bit about lately is “Fairest Lord Jesus.” This song picks up several themes of Scripture, while at the same time encouraging our delight in our Savior. Consider these words,
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be Thine.
May the Scriptures we read, and the songs we sing lead us to worship the fairest Lord Jesus.
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