Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Fill Every Part

Fill Thou my life, O Lord, my God,
in every part with praise
that my whole being may proclaim
Thy being and Thy ways.
Not for the lip of praise alone
nor even the praising heart
I ask, but for life made up
of praise in every part.

Fill every part of me with praise,
let all my being speak
of Thee and of Thy love, O Lord,
poor though I be, and weak.
So shall Thou, Lord, from me, even me,
receive the glory due,
and so shall I begin on earth
the song forever new.

So shall each fear, each fret, each care
be turned into a song,
and every winding of the way
the echo shall prolong.
So shall no part of day or night
from sacredness be free,
but all my life, in every step
be fellowship with Thee.

- Horatius Bonar

1 comment:

Terry Rush said...

Right on target! Phil. 4:4-9 calls us to rejoice in every setting. God seems to be so cheered by our willingness to praise Him under all circumstances