3:13 PM

Thine Be the Glory

i feel like doing this earlier than normal. maybe i'm still procrastinating, but i think it's just that it's stuck in my head...

Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son
endless is the victory Thou o'er death has won
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away
kept the folded grave-clothes where Thy body lay

Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son
endless is the victory Thou o'er death has won

lo! Jesus meets us risen from the tomb
lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom
let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing
for her Lord now liveth - death has lost its sting!

Thine be the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son
endless is the victory Thou o'er death has won
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1) the tune of this song is so amazingly triumphant. i love it. it fits perfectly.
2) Christ is risen, y'all! i mean He really and truly was dead and now is alive. can you get your mind around that? (if you do, let me know how cause i'm still in shock and i've believed it my whole life!)
3) death is defeated :) Jesus lives!
4) in case you didn't notice, we are victorious because JESUS IS ALIVE. and that is why we get to sing "hymns of triumph." craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy, man.
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"grace travels outside of karma..." life is not about "what goes around comes around" - we aren't getting what we deserve, and that's only because Jesus didn't get what He deserved. and, dude, you surely don't want to be in the position where you DO get what you deserve. grace is beyond what is earned or deserved. and that means that to love those who love us and say sweet things to people who are nice to us - there is no grace in that. not that it's bad, but it's not where grace comes in. grace should show up when people are mean and petty and unkind. it should show up when you are betrayed. as Gospel people, we should know this well. and we should be living it.