Hymn: There Is a Hope.

December 10, 2010

Some things aren’t worth skim-reading.  Recently discovered this hymn by Stuart Townend and Mark Edwards.  It’s well worth a slow, meditative, prayerful read.  Today in particular, every word of it read like a balm — for struggles with a flailing, thrashing flesh; for daily wear-and-tear; for lack of a quiet and gentle response within.  But there is a hope.  One that is outside of me (in Christ alone) and yet within me (Christ in me).

Praise.  God.

There is a hope that burns within my heart, that gives me strength for ev’ry passing day; a glimpse of glory now revealed in meager part, yet drives all doubt away: I stand in Christ, with sins forgiv’n; and Christ in me, the hope of heav’n! My highest calling and my deepest joy, to make His will my home.

There is a hope that lifts my weary head, a consolation strong against despair; that when the world has plunged me in its deepest pit, I find the Savior there! Through present sufferings, future’s fear, He whispers, “Courage!” in my ear; for I am safe in everlasting arms, and they will lead me home.

There is a hope that stands the test of time, that lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave, to see the matchless beauty of a day divine when I behold His face! When sufferings cease and sorrows die, and every longing satisfied, then joy unspeakable will flood my soul, for I am truly home.

(Townend and Edwards, 2007)

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3 Responses to “Hymn: There Is a Hope.”

  1. tia Says:

    thanks, david. i’ve been watching his video and looping it :]

    merry christmas, brother.

  2. David Says:

    A happy & blessed Christmas to you too, and may the Lord bless you in 2011


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