Saturday, April 15, 2006

Lavish Love

Sarah at Homeschooling the Doctorate? posted the words (and tune link) to a stirring Holy Saturday hymn.

Immediately, one of my favorites came to mind, posted below. The italicized lines catch in my throat every time.

The only tune I’ve ever sung this to has been Hyfrydol. I think this tune accentuates the words.

"Lavish Love, Abundant Beauty"
(Peter Ellis)

Lavish love, abundant beauty, gracious gifts for heart and hand,
Life that fills the soul and senses--all burst forth at Your command.
Lord, our Lord, Eternal Father, Great Creator, God and Friend,
Boundless pow'r gave full expression to Your love which knows no end.

Who am I that You should love me, meet my ev'ry need from birth?
Why invest Yourself so fully in a creature made of earth?
In Your loving heart You planned me, fashioned me with greatest care;
Through my soul You breathed Your Spirit, planted Your own image there.

I am Yours, Eternal Father, all my body, mind and heart.
Take and use me to Your glory, form Yourself in ev'ry part.

Lord, Your love brings joy and gladness flowing forth within my soul.
May my very breath and being rise to You, their source and goal.


Camy said...

Janie, I'm unable to access "Homeschooling the Doctorate." Is this blog still up and running?
BTW, I plan on getting that tape to you this week.
May God reveal Himself to you in a special way this Resurrection Sunday.
God bless your family!

Seasonal Soundings said...

Thanks, Camy. I fixed the link.

Blessings to your little earthly kingdom,

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