This summer at Ellerslie was full of worship, true worship to our King. It is an incredibly beautiful thing to witness Biblical worship. Worship is not just singing as we so often label it, but a way of life. We are to worship God by the way we live, bringing glory to His name by serving, loving, living & dying for Him. The root of worship to God is obeying Him, obeying His commands out of love and trust. There is much more to be said about worship, these are just brief thoughts I wanted to preface this post with.
I was so blessed by the many times worshiping God in song this summer. I was introduced to many new songs and hymns during these times. They have become very dear to me as they enunciate so clearly the truths I now understand and desire. These songs are filled with rich exclamations of God and bring great glory to the King of Kings.
One particular hymn has been running through my mind these past couple days. May you be blessed as you behold the attributes of Jesus in this song. Oh what peace and joy there is resting in our dear Lord Jesus!
Jesus, I am Resting
Jesus I am resting resting In the joy of what Thou art I am finding out the greatness Of Thy loving heart Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee And Thy beauty fills my soul For by Thy transforming power Thou hast made me whole
Jesus I am resting resting In the joy of what Thou art I am finding out the greatness Of Thy loving heart
Oh how great Thy loving kindness Vaster broader than the sea Oh how marvelous Thy goodness Lavished all on me Yes I rest in Thee Beloved Know what wealth of grace is Thine Know Thy certainty of promise And have made it mine
Simply trusting Thee Lord Jesus I behold Thee as Thou art And Thy love so pure so changeless Satisfies my heart Satisfies its deepest longings Meets supplies its ev'ry need Compasseth me 'round with blessings Thine is love indeed
Ever lift Thy face upon me As I work and wait for Thee Resting 'neath Thy smile Lord Jesus Earth's dark shadows flee Brightness of my Father's glory Sunshine of my Father's face Keep me ever trusting resting Fill me with Thy grace
--I'm very excited to have found a recording of this song, listen here!