October 22, 2010

One Day when Heaven was filled with His praises...

I think this is my all-time favorite hymn... there are hundreds of good ones, but the moment I first heard this one, it claimed a special spot.  This may be an old faithful of yours, but I first heard it the summer of 2006 when I came to Toronto for my first school work term. It was at a sing, and once they finished the first round, I begged them to sing it one more time. And they did.

The traditional tune is beautiful.  Casting Crowns has also recorded it with a different tune which I love as well... the words just can't be ignored... the contrast from where He came from and what He came to... what He endured because He loves me.  This always bring a smile to my face and a triumphant "YES! THANK YOU!" to my heart.

I am so thankful I can call this Man my Saviour... my Redeemer... my Lord... my Jesus. 

Take a moment, and read through... and praise Him for all that He is and all that He has done and continues to do.

One day when heaven was filled with His praises

One day when heaven was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin—
Dwelt among men, my example is He!

Living, He loved me;  dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
One day He's coming—O glorious day!

One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain,
One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected;
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.

One day they left Him alone in the garden,
One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o'er His tomb to keep vigil;
Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He.

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore.

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
One day the skies with His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;

Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever:
One day He's coming—O glorious day!
Amen. :)

Listen to Casting Crown's Version here...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your enthusiastic post! (And Merry Christmas, by the way!) "One Day" is a fine hymn, giving us the brought scope of Christ's story, from the incarnation, through the work of redemption, and on to His return. Wonderful! And did you know that today is the 92nd annivesary of the death of Wilbur Chapman, the author?

    If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to check out my blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.


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