by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
He does great things which we cannot comprehend.
A cry goes forth across the lands
every nation, tribe and tongue cannot stand
echoing through valley’s deep, over mountain’s steep
commanding in earnest deep upon deep;
clear to the ear, shatters each and every heart —
begins low from the greatest depths until
the heavens shake in thunderous realm.
Lightning flashes its own stringed pulse
waters crashing upon waters calm
birds flee filling the skies as their new home.
Craters spew forth, trees bow low
flowers bud in glorious tones;
clouds part like the Red Sea
brilliant light arcs from West to East.
Blinding in its intensity while the
cry touches each corner of the universe
its crescendo causing new life, new birth…
holy, holy, holy…
a little louder now
Holy, holy, holy…
lift your hands, lift your voice
HOLY HOLY HOLY
shattering, rending each veil!
LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME
WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME*
WORTHY! YOU ALONE ARE WORTHY!—**
Quakes in hell destroying, shattering, tattering its hold
WORTHY IS THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN***
shakes the stones from their posts
HOLY HOLY HOLY
sing the stars as they travel endless sky
BLESSING AND HONOR TO HIM
WHO SITS ON THE THRONE****
the sun sinks into nothingness in praise of
GOD Who has conquered all
and the cry
keeps ringing, echoing back and forth across the land
knocking on heavens doors…
we don’t even hear a sound
as we let nature worship, casting its crowns.*****
From the splendor of the heavens
You declare Your majesty
and from the great depths of the earth
You make Yourself known.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©6 March 2016
Almighty, all Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea!”¹
without feeling like my insides are going to burst and my knees will
buckle any minute. And, if I imagine myself signing it as I sing, the
whole experience is just too much for me. I cannot contain the dam that
will break forth from my eyes; from the depths of my heart.
hearts and souls? When our world is shaking, our lives feel empty, our
hearts have grown so cold? How do we worship?
Now, start reading out loud with me:
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!
You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.
Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!
Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Be to Him Who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb,
forever and ever!
Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God
forever and ever.
(Rev. 4:8, 11; 5:12,13; 7:12)
My heart is beating so fast I can’t breathe. Is yours? Yes and Amen.