Sunday, June 27, 2010

This Post Thanks to Tchividjian and to Kauflin

Now and then I visit Tullian. Or, more accurately, I visit his blog.

I've been calling Tullian Tchividjian by his first name because frankly, up until today, I didn't know how to pronounce his last name. This morning I was paying better attention and see that he has included the pronunciation on his blog....as follows:

William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin)

This morning Tullian posted the words to the hymn, "O Great God" along with a link where you can hear it sung. Words below. Link to video here. I'm singing this hymn this morning...I hope you will, too.

O GREAT GOD

O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me.

Words and music are by Bob Kauflin who based this hymn on the prayer "Regeneration" from the book Valley of Vision: a Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions.

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6 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Pilgrim Mommy said...

Wonderful song. The "Valley of Vision" cd by Sovereign Grace is one of our favorites.

melissa said...

Was talking about this branch of the Graham family with one of our sons yesterday. Thanks so much for the link.

(hope you have a good day!)

Karen said...

Beautiful song. I love the lyrics, so humbling. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings to you, friend.

Glenda said...

Love the song, one that I had never heard before. Beautiful words of adoration and dependence on our Great God! I'm so thankful that He does "occupy my lowly heart". . . and I stand in awe of the fact that He could be glorified through me!

Debra said...

Thank you so much for this...Debra