Monday, October 15, 2007

I Will Lift My Eyes

I was listening to the radio this morning and this song touched my heart. I thought it was quite appropriate to be my next entry here. The song is called I Will Lift My Eyes by Bebo Norman.

God, my God, I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near, calm my fear
And take my doubt

Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in

I will lift my eyes to the Maker
Of the mountains I can’t climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
Of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
Of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

God, my God, let Mercy
Sing her melody over me
God, right here all I bring
Is all of me

‘Cause You are and You were and You will be forever
The Lover I need to save me
‘Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God
So hold me now

As I listened to that song and its words, it reminded me of one of my all time favorite Psalms, Psalm 121.

“I am lifting my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help is from YHWH, Maker of the heavens and earth. He shall certainly not allow your foot to slip; Your Guardian shall certainly not slumber. Behold, He is neither slumbering nor sleeping, the Guardian of Israel. YHWH is your Guardian; YHWH is your Protecting Shade at your right hand. By day the sun shall not smite you, nor the moon by night. YHWH Himself shall guard you from all peril; He shall guard your soul. YHWH Himself shall guard your going forth and your coming in, henceforth and unto the eon.”

I was also reminded of the song that the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir sings based on that Psalm called My Help; composed by Carol Cymbala, the wife of Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle church.

In HIS strength, for HIS glory, and lifting my eyes unto Him…

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