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Eowyn's Heart

The name of this blog is based on the character Eowyn from Lord of the Rings because I strongly identify with her on many levels. The purpose of this blog is to proclaim the glory of my Lord and King through His work in conforming me into the image of His Son, Christ Jesus. In all things, I trust you will see His hand at work.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Words in Worship

Music has always been important to me. I've heard it said, and can attest that, for me at least, it is "the language of the soul." I believe it's important - nay, essential - to think through the words of the songs we sing or listen to - because they are speaking to our inner being - to the deepest parts of us. And so I want to share with you a song that speaks to my soul - I urge you to think through each word carefully and to plumb the depths of the truths contained therein:

And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Savior's blood?
Died He for me - who caused His pain - For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

He left His Father's throne above. So free, so infinite His grace!
Emptied Himself of all but love and bled for Adam's helpless race.
'Tis mercy all, immense and free. For O, my God, it found out me!
Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Long my imprisoned spirit lay fast bound in sin and nature's night.
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray - I woke, the dungeon flamed with light!
My chains fell off! My heart was free!
I rose, went forth and followed Thee.
Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

No condemnation now I dread; Jesus and all in Him is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head, and clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach the eternal throne and claim the crown through Christ my own.
Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

(by Charles Wesley)

If you're not in awe of the Savior's work on our behalf - go back, read it again slowly and think about each phrase till you are struck by the weight of it.

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