O Great God of Highest Heaven

O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me

Credits:
Words and music by Bob Kauflin
© 2006 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

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3 Comments to “O Great God of Highest Heaven”

  1. Love this. It put me in mind of one of my favorite sonnets by John Donne…

    “Batter my heart, three-person’d God; for you
    As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
    That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me and bend
    Your force, to break, blow, burn and make me new.
    I, like an usurpt town, to another due,
    Labour to admit you, but Oh, to no end,
    Reason your viceroy in me, me should defend,
    But is captiv’d, and proves weak or untrue.
    Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain,
    But am betroth’d unto your enemy:
    Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again,
    Take me to you, imprison me, for I
    Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
    Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.”

  2. I still have your Swiss army knife, by the way, I just keep forgetting to bring it with me when I come up to Canada >_<

  3. Haha thought that was the case! Missed it camping but I survived. I’m actually quite amazed that it even got to you and so I’m not complaining lol. Thanks for sharing that Laura; what a beautiful poem!

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