“That on the cross, my burden”

A friend posted this song to Facebook today, and I want to share it here. In my book, it’s truly one of the most moving songs, and I think it should be played regularly, and not just at funerals.

Lord, thank you for the many blessings you continue to bestow upon me. Thank You for my family and my friends and my freedom and my health. Thank You for Puggle, Lord, and for my shoes, and for Twitter, and for TJMaxx, and for providing me with more than I can ever deserve.

Lord, today and always, help us to remember how great You are – help us to stand in wonder of You, and to “consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.”   Amen.

How Great Thou Art, performed by Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill

Oh 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
Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

When through the woods
And forest glades I wander
I hear the birds
Sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook
And feel the gentle breeze;

Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great thou art
How great thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

I think of God,
His son not sparing,
Sent Him to die,
I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden
gladly bearing He bled and died
to take away my sin

Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great thou art
How great thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior, God, to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow
With humble adoration
And then proclaim My God
How great Thou art

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

It takes a talking ass…

This, from the smart folks at Reason, is succinct:  “It takes a talking ass to tell people they can’t arm /when you don’t walk around without an armed bodyguard.”

Remy: Jim Carrey’s Cold Dead Hand – A Rebuttal