John Wesley United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Our Favorite Hymns


The Majesty and Glory of His Name

 Thursday, March 22                          Listen:

Composers:  Linda Lee Johnson (lyrics), Tom Fettke (music) 

Scripture:  Psalm 8

Oh, how I love this choral anthem!  The choir has sung it many times here at John Wesley with just about every choir director we’ve ever had, but I know it was a special favorite of Lewis Jones and Olivia Ahyoung.  The movement of the music, harmonies, and content make this a “not your average Sunday” anthem, often reserved for special occasions. 

The scripture-based lyrics are beautiful enough, but Tom Fettke gives them a wonderfully dramatic interpretation with his music.  He captures the mystery of God’s creation and His love for us in the first part of the song, and then moves into a poignant praise of God with the “majesty and glory of Your name.”  Then come the magnificent Alleluias that build and build to a fabulous climax, followed by an almost prayerful finish.  Ahh…you just need to listen to it.

Angie Williams

When I gaze
Into the night sky
And see the work
Of Your fingers
The moon and stars
Suspended in space
But what is man
That You are mindful of him?

You have given man
A crown of glory and honor
And have made him
A little lower than the angels
You have put him
In charge of all creation
The beasts of the field
The birds of the air

The fish of the sea
But what is man
Oh, what is man
That You are mindful of him?

O Lord, our God
The majesty and glory
Of Your name
Transcends the earth
And fills the heavens
O Lord, our God
Little children praise Him perfectly
And so would we
And so would we
Alleluia, Alleluia
The majesty and glory of Your name
Alleluia, Alleluia

 Prayer Focus:  How can we praise God as perfectly as little children?

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