Posted tagged ‘Praise’

Praise

October 26, 2014

the olive crop fails
no grapes on the vine
no fig trees with buds
the skins have no wine
no cattle in stalls
the coop has no hen
the fields make no grain
no sheep in the pen
when bread is adversity
the water affliction
when day is calamity
the night no exemption . . .

stand firm in the faith
for deep in your soul
the Lord is your strength
to Him you can go
though grieving will come
there’s hope in the pain
for faith is your shield
and God will sustain
when everything fails
and reaping is nil
offer Him praise . . .
for He remains still
~~~~~~~~~~~
Hab 3:17-19

~JD Collier

Worship Him

September 4, 2013

Worship imageListen,
you hear it?
Rejoicing above,
where worshiping angels
pour out their love,
where creatures and elders
worship His Name,
honor with singing
the One who was slain?
They never give way.
They never retreat,
but shout out their praise
round the merciful seat.
Never a hindrance,
disruption or pause,
resounding through ages
down heavenly halls . . .
glory and majesty,
honor and praise;
mercy and justice,
Your marvelous ways.
Wisdom and knowledge
with gladness and thanks,
 worship
exalting
from heavenly ranks”

So join the celestial
chorus and raise
your voice to the King—
Shout out His praise!
Though earthly experience
may hold
and defeat,
heavens cantata
declare and repeat—
Vict’ry!
Completed!
The war has been won.
Rejoice
all ye people
in Jesus
God’s Son.
The evil is vanquished;
your sins washed away.
Join with the masses
with shoutings of yea!
Sing
glory and honor,
His splendor to laud,
riches of wisdom;
His mercy applaud.
Holy and Righteous,
the One on the throne;
throughout all eternity
pour out this song—
Jesus,
I love you,
extol and adore.
Thank you
my Savior
forever and more.
Jesus
I love you . . .’”

~JD Collier

“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang . . .” Rev 5:11-12 
“They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God . . .”  Rev 7:12  NIV

 “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Eph 5:19-20  NIV

get into step . . .

February 26, 2012

get into step
with the actions above
where the worshiping angels
pour out their love
where creatures and elders
worship His Name
honor with singing
the One who was slain
they never give way
they never retreat
but shout out their praise
round the merciful seat
never a hindrance
disruption or pause
resounding for ages
through heavenly halls . . .
glory and majesty
honor and praise
healing and justice
your marvelous ways
wisdom and knowledge
with gladness and thanks
worship
exalting
from heavenly ranks

so join the celestial
chorus and raise
your voice to the King
shout out His praise
though earthly experience
may hold
and defeat
heavens cantata
declare and repeat—
vict’ry
completed
the war has been won
rejoice
all ye people
in Jesus
God’s Son
the evil is vanquished
your sins washed away
join with the masses
with shoutings of yeah
sing
glory and honor
His splendor laud
riches of wisdom
His mercy applaud
holy and righteous
the One on the throne
throughout all eternity
pour out this song—
Jesus
I love you
extol and adore
thank you
my Savior
forever and more
Jesus
I love you . . .

~JD Collier

“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang . . .” Rev 5:11-12  NIV

 “All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God . . .”  Rev 7:11-12  NIV

 “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Eph 5:19-20  NIV

The Name

October 22, 2011

The Father,
Creator,
All Sovereign,
Supreme,
Transcendent,
Exalted,
All Wise–
Holy,
Almighty,
His Excellency,
In Him all Divinity lies.

The Son,
The Christ,
Immanuel,
The Truth,
The Lamb that was Slain–
The Word,
The Life,
The Light of Men,
The King who forever will reign.

The Spirit,
The Promise,
The Paraclete,
The Oil of Gladness and Grace–
The Comforter,
Spirit of Counsel and Might,
The Dove of Heaven’s embrace.

The Father,
The Son,
The Holy Ghost,
The fountain,
The spring,
The flow–
Choosing,
Redeeming,
Atonement for man,
The seal of the heart and the soul.

One God
Incomprehensible,
Our loftiest
Adoration–
Only in reverence
Speak The Name,
And joy in the God of Salvation.

~JD Collier

“I am the LORD your God . . . You shall have no other gods before me . . . You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God” Deut 5:6-11 NIV

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8:9

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.  Ps 29:2

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Prov 18:10

“I am the LORD; that is my name!  I will not give my glory to another Isa 42:8

The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.  Zech 14:9

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” Matt 6:9

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Phil 2:9-11

NEED

April 12, 2011

in the beginning
God was
before any knowledge was known
no man to inquire
nor world to inspire
only God
complete
alone
no need to create
the seen or unseen
‘need’ is not part of His Name
wholly sufficient
holy
omniscient
God
forever
the same

He—
the maker
I—
the made
‘needy’
I hold out my hand
for life
for breath
from birth
to death
in total dependence I stand
with this comprehension
in humble submission
I bow—
for I am His
and know that I
must fully rely
on Him—
the One
who Is

~JD Collier


“. . . you thought that I was altogether like you.”  Ps 50:21

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand . . .” 1 Peter 5:6 NIV

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
“Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever!
Rom 11:33-36 NIV