How Sweet To Wait

Today is a day of much sadness for me as I grieve with  two who are dear to me.  A husband and father has departed this life and stepped into eternity.  The manner makes so little sense, but God is sovereign.  The only words of encouragement I could offer was that while we can not understand the pain we go through, God’s purposes are much higher and we just have to trust Him.  So, on my way to work this morning this song really struck home and I wanted to share it.
Here are the Words:

How sweet to wait upon the Lord,
While he fulfils his gracious word;
To seek his face, and not in vain,
To be so loved, and love again!

Amen! Our hearts with rapture cry,
May we with reverence look so high;
Ascended Savior, fix our eyes,
By faith upon this glorious prize!

With this delightful prospect fired,
We’ll run, nor in thy ways be tired;
And all the trials here we see,
Will make us long to reign with thee.

Spread Thy Wings and Fly

This morning, on my way to work, I was listening to the album All Things New by Red Mountain Music and had the opportunity to dwell on one song entitled Spread Thy Wings and Fly.  You can listen to the track here and read the words below.  The song comes from Volume 2 of The Scottish Christian Herald.


What is life? ‘tis all a vapour;

Soon it vanishes away;

Life is like a dying taper;

Oh, my soul, why wish to stay?


Why not spread thy wings and fly

Straight to yonder world of joy?


See that glory, how resplendent!

Brighter far than fancy paints,

There, in majesty transcendent!

Jesus reigns, the king of saints.


Spread thy wings, my soul, and fly

Straight to yonder world of joy?



Joyful crowds his throne surrounding,

Sing with rapture of his love,

Through the heavens his praises sounding

Filling all the courts above.


Spread thy wings, my soul, and fly

Straight to yonder world of joy?


Go and share his people’s glory;

Midst the ransomed crowd appear;

Thine a joyful wondrous story:

One that angels love to hear.


Spread thy wings, my soul, and fly

Straight to yonder world of joy?