Holy, Holy, Holy

If this song were the heart’s cry of the 80-something% of Americans who identify themselves as Christians, then our whole world would be unrecognizably different.  If we stopped worshipping all the stuff, all the things that make us feel good, all the people, places and things that claim they’ll bring us joy, and started even by acknowledging God — let alone worshipping Him — then we would find our lives and our world changed.  Half our laws could be thrown away.  Crime would be virtually wiped out.  Poverty would be much more manageable.

What if people took God seriously, and actually loved one another?  What if we shared what we had more freely?  What if we trusted God, and let go of the need to be so terribly controlling?  What if we were less afraid?

But the truth is that this isn’t heaven.  So, for now, I’m just practicing this song.  I hope you are too.

Isaiah 6 (listen)
Lyrics / Music: Todd Agnew

I saw the Lord, seated on a throne, high and exalted,
And the train of His robe filled the temple.
Above Him were angels, with six mighty wings.
And with two they’d cover their faces,
With two they’d cover their feet,
With two, they’d fly.
With two, they’d fly and sing …

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.
The whole earth is full of His glory.
He’s glorious!”

I said, “Woe to me, I am ruined
I am unclean, and so are all my kind,
But my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord Almighty.”

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.
The whole earth is full of His glory.
He’s glorious!”

Then an angel flew to me, and he had fire in His hand.
He put it to my lips and God took away my sin.
He took away my sin, so I sing …

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty.
The whole earth is full of His glory.
He’s glorious!
You’re glorious!”

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About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Christ. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long journey, learning to swim with the current of God's love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.
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