Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bless the Lord, O My Soul!


Last week I was looking at pictures from my healthier days. They brought back wonderful memories of friends and ministry and a very active life in Alaska.  




Along with the wonderful memories came a twinge of sadness. I miss the days of being able to hike, climb, swim, ice skate, and teach. I miss being able to work in children's ministry and youth ministry.



On most days I don’t think about what has been taken away, but seeing pictures brought memories flooding back, and I felt the loss all over again. Just as tears started to fill my eyes, Bless the Lord by Laura Story began to play on my CD player. It was just what I needed to hear. It encouraged me, and I hope it encourages you today too.



(If you are reading this in an email, you will need to click over to the blog to see the video and hear the song.)

Bless the Lord 
You give and take away for my good,
For who am I to say what I need?
For You alone see the hidden parts of me,
That need to be stripped away. 
And as You begin to refine,
I'm learning to let go and rely,
On One who walks with me,
As hard as it may be,
You're teaching me all the while to say: 
Bless the Lord, oh my soul,
All that's in me bless Your name!
Forget not Your power untold,
Not Your glory or Your fame,
For You came to heal the broken,
To redeem and make me whole.
Bless the Lord, oh my soul. 
Lord, You give and take away for my good,
For who am I to say what I need?
For You alone see the hidden parts of me,
That need to be stripped away. 
And as You begin to refine,
I'm learning to let go and rely,
On One who walks with me,
As hard as it may be,
You're teaching me all the while to say: 
Bless the Lord, oh my soul,
All that's in me bless Your name!
Forget not Your power untold,
Not Your glory or Your fame,
For You came to heal the broken,
To redeem and make me whole,
Bless the Lord, oh my soul. 
Though my faith may falter, my strength may fail,
I pray for eyes to see the richness of Your mercy shown to me! 
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord...
Bless the Lord, oh my soul,
All that's in me bless Your name!
Forget not Your power untold,
Not Your glory or Your fame,
For You came to heal the broken,
To redeem and make me whole,
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord,
Oh my soul, oh my soul. 
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord.
Words and music by Laura Story.

2 comments:

Janie Hovda Farrens said...

Thank you for sharing this, Rachel. I'm praying that God continues to fill you with His comfort today.

Rachel Lundy said...

Thank you, Janie.

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