Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

Be Holy

For it is written, “You must be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Fridays will mark the end of my blogging week and I have decided to leave you each week with your head and heart directed toward reverence. It has become part of the American social rhythm to look forward to the weekend. My heart’s desire is that as we journey forward this space at this time will encourage you to set more and more of your weekend aside to be still before God, to walk in the cool of the evening with Him, to not try to pack so much into your weekend that there is no time to just stop and breathe.

One of the ways God speaks to my heart is through music. You will find I quote a lot of old songs. Mostly because I learned them when I was young and they have traveled well with me. For this first Friday I offer the words of a doxology. For years this was page 1 of the hymnal at the churches I attended. It seems an appropriate place to begin.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!


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  1. Suzanne Parks

    One of my favorite songs! Music truly is one of the best things I look forward to in my day. Music sets the tone and is such a beautiful way of expressing one self. Thanks for reminding us what music can do.

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