Teach Me to Hallow Your Name

I have failed all around me
In manners only I know
But all my ways are before You
Yet I find Your love more so
Why did You make that happen?
Who are You, most kind?
To give me new mercy today
To give me Your hand to find
Your firm and loving grip
From a lover so securely faithful
Reminding me who holds me
Is great, mighty, and graceful
And He’s leading me away
From the condemnation of I
He’s bringing me near to stay
In His embrace, the apple of His eye
So teach me to hallow Your name
I adore Your beautiful name
The name I call early in the morning
The name that saved when it came


Expand your view of the infinite
How can glory be fully grasped?
Instead, pray with hearts wide open
Waiting patiently with hands unclasped
Maybe wide palms make more sense
When what is desired is humility
Maybe we’ll discover vast truth
As our worship triggers curiosity
Show me Your bigness, great God
Don’t let my minuscule biases dictate
What brings me comfort and peace
Instead, teach me how to appreciate
The twinkling of great stars in the sky
As well as the twinkling in every eye
To pause long enough to immerse
In this great world under a great sky

Refined by Pleasure and Pain

You who placed this dream
Led me to rest by Your stream
You who fanned this fire
Sustain it that I never tire
Of burning brightly in love
To reflect Your glory above
Yet Your beautiful fire
Was my furnace of desire
Both glorious to behold
And so painful in ways untold
As it refined the selfish out
As it reminds of what life’s about
That we may thrive without doubt
As we walk the pleasure of this route