The Great God

O Fountain of all good, 

Destroy in me every lofty thought,

Break pride to pieces and scatter it to the winds,

Annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness

Implant in me true lowliness of spirit, 

Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,

Open in me a fount of penitential tears,

Break me then bind me up;

Thus will my heart be a  prepared dwelling place for my God;

Then can the Father take up His abode in me,

Then can the blessed Jesus come with healing in His touch,

Then can the Holy Spirit descend in sanctifying grace;

O Holy Trinity, three Persons, one God,

inhabit me, a temple consecrated to Thy glory

When Thou art present, evil can not abide;

In Thy fellowship is fullness of joy,

Beneath Thy smile is peace of conscience,By Thy side no fears disturb,

no apprehensions banish rest of mind,

With Thee my heart shall bloom with fragrance;

Make  me meet, through repentance, for Thine indwelling,

Nothing exceeds Thy power,

Nothing is too great for Thee to do,

Nothing too good for Thee to give,

Infinite is Thy might, boundless Thy love,Limitless Thy grace, glorious Thy saving Name.

Let angels sing for sinners repenting, prodigals restored,

backslidders reclaimed, Satan’s captives released,

blind eyes opened, broken hearts bound up,

the despondent cheered, the self-righteous stripped,

the formalist driven from a refuge of lies,the ignorant enlightened,

and saints build up in their holy faith.

I ask great things of a great God 

Valley of Vision-Arthur Bennett

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11 Responses to “The Great God”
  1. Gayla says:

    Amen & Amen!

    Hi Scribey,

    I see you’ve done another remodel. I like this. Looks very nice.

  2. Hey, the more proper usage of “myriad” in your sidebar would be “myriad musings” rather than “a myriad of musings.”

  3. Scribe says:

    Thanks Exist… 😉 At your correction shall I make change with posthaste.

    Mark,

    Good to see you back again buddy!

    Gayla,

    Sorry for the WP “apostacy”, but yes, I too like the templates better.

  4. Gayla says:

    Scribey, do you know what happened to Slice of Laodicea? I clicked on the link in my sidebar the other day, and it appears to be gone.

  5. Scribe says:

    Gayla,

    I don’t know what happened to Slice of Laodicea but this error message came up when I clicked onto their link: We’re sorry… SliceofLaodicea.com is temporarily offline due to some technical difficulties. Please check back soon. Wouldn’t worry about it too much, I guess… 😉

  6. Gayla says:

    Ahh…. I had not gotten that error message, and I’ve been a clickin’ fool trying to get to the site! I hope she’s back soon; I depend on her research to expose the falsehoods out there.

  7. Gordan says:

    I especially liked the phrase at the end about the “formalist” and his lies. It seems to me that formalism has stricken the Western church mightily. We tend not to see it because there is such a trend toward “being casual.” So, when you’re all casual, how can formalism be a problem? But it is. The whole Emergent trend toward the loosey-goosey, while wanting to look like a rejection of formalism, is actually the drinking in of it. (Even low-brow methods can be embraced in a formalistic manner.)

  8. Cristina says:

    Great Post scribes.

  9. Cristina says:

    http://www.extremetheology.com/2007/09/slice-of-laodic.html

    Hi Scribes,
    I found this concerning Slice of Laodicea

    Cristina

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