How I long to breathe the air of Heaven
Where pain is gone and mercy fills the streets
To look upon the One who bled to save me
And walk with Him for all eternity
This song gives life perspective….
The bad – Covid, war in Ukraine, global warming, rising prices, hypocritical politicians, death, suffering…
The good things – the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, friends, family, the wonderful world, demonstrations of care, compassion and community,…
I see these in the context of the brevity of life, time and eternity, earth and heaven…
There will be a day when all will bow before Him
There will be a day when death will be no more
Standing face to face with He who died and rose again
Holy, holy is the Lord
It gives faith perspective.
It isn’t about religion, an organisation or ideas… being right or doing things right. It’s about Jesus who lived, died, rose and is now in heaven where I shall meet him.
This person and place brings hope, security, and clarity.
And every prayer we prayed in desperation
The songs of faith we sang through doubt and fear
In the end, we’ll see that it was worth it
When He returns to wipe away our tears
It gives me perspective.
I have my insecurities, uncertainties, failures, doubts, fears… It’s not about whether I’m right enough, good enough or have done enough. I see the person, the place, the generations of faith. I have comfort, courage, certainty and anticipation.
And on that day, we join the resurrection
And stand beside the heroes of the faith
With one voice, a thousand generations
Sing, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain”
Musing… Jesus words: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms… I am going there to prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am.’ (John 14:1-3)
5 thoughts on “Hymn of Heaven”
Great worship song to reflect on today, thanks Malcolm.
It’s not very often I like the most modern worship songs…. But this certainly seemed appropriate
Phil Wickham has been a favourite songwriter/worship leader of mine for about 8 years now, so it was an extra bonus to see this today.😊
Agree with Lynn and yourself. As I have sang and played this song over recent months, it is one that the Words seem more Prominent, Relevant, and Personal, each time.
Thanks Keith. As I said – it puts everything else into perspective – things that make life and faith complicated.