I find myself here again.
Late nights working on projects, that could have well been done this past week.
But I feel I do better when I procrastinate ;)

Tonight at church we had our annual Christmas singing, and it was absolutely beautiful.
The two songs that seemed to touch me the most:

As Thirsts The Heart:
As thirst the hart for water brooks,
So thirsts my soul, O God, for Thee;
It seeks for God, and ever looks,
And longs the living God to see...

Far from the courts of God, my tears
Have been my food by night and day,
While constantly with bitter sneers,
Where is thy God? the scoffers say...

With grief I think of days gone by,
When oft I trod the hallowed way
To Zion, praising God on high
With throngs who kept the holy day...

O why art thou cast down, my soul,
And why so troubled shouldst thou be?
Hope thou in God, and Him extol,
Who gives His saving help to me,
This song has always been around, so close to my heart. Good memories stay with this song. But not only is it associated with good things, but read these words, read them carefully. The words are loaded with beauty, and with the song's simplicity, it has become one of my favorite songs, and fills my heart with joy and sends chills through my body.

How Great Thou Art:
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee,
How Great Thou art, How Great Thou art.

The First verse is my favorite, because just think. This world we live in. The vastness of the entire universe, and you say that it's made by accident? The beauties just happened to evolve and create something like this? Doubtful, for sure. But "Thy power throughout the universe displayed" is enough to give me comfort.

My mind seems to come alive at night, is that weird?
When I would work on Whitney's birthday present, I would find myself staying up late, or coming up with all these ideas in night hours. I also sometimes get the urge to clean my room late at night, but by that point I'm just so tired. I need more sleep.

For those of you taking exams {including myself}:

Hope your week starts off and stays beautiful and happy!


Whitney said...


I agree. My mind comes alive at night. The room cleaning thing too!

Oh. Exams.
Good luck to you!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

hey the first song is the one we sang in uh singing school! that is sooooooo pretty!!

Johnnie said...

and the song we sang too...haha..that was weird. i kinda freaked out at first. you told me chels, and i was like..you're singing WHAT??????? and then ran off quickly...

Max-Frederick said...

oh YEAH! i forgot about that!!
What ended up happening?? I can't remember..

Johnnie said...

we both just sang em which was neat though...

because, it was like bro bryce with the teens..and then to have the little kids sing it too was kinda cool. and i lead it differently..so it made them both different.

Max-Frederick said...

Das right :)
It was cool, AAAAH NO MORE EXAMS! YAY!!!!!!
I guess I should make a post about that instead of commenting on my own blog... lamey.