Singing through the Psalms

Modern Song
I had my Ipod on shuffle this morning, and this song came on. I forgot how much I liked it. This song quickly became my prayer as I dried my hair, put on eyeliner, and picked out my earrings. It seemed rather ironic, that I was listening to a song entitled “Awaken” before the sun had first peeked over the eastern horizon. But as my family still slumbered, and I tried to slowly wake up, I realized that spiritually I had fallen asleep as well. “I’ve forgotten who I am in you.” Wow. How powerful that is. Unfortunate as well. I think we all need to “Awaken”.Artist: Natalie grant
Album: Awaken

Sometimes I feel like I’m just existing
I’m not really living
I’m only watching the time slip away
I’ve forgotten who I am in you
I’m not who I’m meant to be
I’m drifting farther away from my destiny
[Chorus:]
Awaken my heart, awaken my soul
Awaken your power and take control
Awaken the passion to live for you, lord
Awaken me
My soul is longing, my heart is searching
I’m desperate for you to move
Give me a hunger, pull me closer
I’m crying out to you
Awaken my heart, awaken my soul
Awaken your power and take control
Awaken the passion to live for you, lord
Open my eyes so I can see your presence
Dwelling inside
Wake me up, cause I can’t live another minute
if I’m not shining your light
Awaken my heart, awaken my soul
Awaken the passion in me
Lord, awaken me to live my destiny
Lord, awaken me and shine your light through me
Lord, awaken me to live my destiny
Lord, awaken me and shine your light through me

Psalm 145
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness

Hymn
Composer: unknown
Date: 1620

Fairest Lord Jesus! Ruler of all nature!
O thou of God and man the Son! Thee will I cherish,
Thee will I honor, Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown!

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring; Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer, who makes the woeful heart to sing!

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight.
And all the twinkling starry host; Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer, than all the angels heav’n can boast!

Beautiful savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and son of Man! Glory and honor.
Praise, adoration, now and forevermore be Thine!

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