Thursday, January 31

God is Holy

Isaiah 6:3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!

When Moses encountered the Almighty God of the universe, he was commanded to remove his sandals because he was standing on holy ground in the presence of the LORD. Moses was so fearful that he could not look. Isaiah had a similar response. God’s holiness and glory is on display every day in nature. The more that is learned by human beings through discovery in science, the more the majesty and glory of our creator God is revealed. From the smallest human DNA cell to the vastness of the galaxy filled universe, the precision and order of the things learned point to a creator and to His glory and His holiness.

When you consider His glory and holiness along with the redemptive history of mankind as He has revealed in the Holy Bible, then we are properly prepared for the hymn below. Worship, praise, adoration, awe, and thankfulness are the results of the saints that sing and meditate on this beautiful hymn. Brethren, rest in His salvation and take peace and comfort in His eternal plan for all that are in Christ Jesus by faith. Praise God and worship Him, because he is Holy, Holy, Holy. Psalm 29:2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Holy, Holy, Holy
Words: Reginald Heber

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!


donsands said...

Good words, and spot on.

One of the great, great hymns. I almost always get goosbumps from this hymn when sung in the church service.

jazzycat said...

Thanks Don. It is powerful.

Baptist Girl said...

Wonderful Hymn!

mark pierson said...

That hymn says it all!

jazzycat said...

Cristina and Mark,
Thanks. It is one of my favorites.