Sunday, November 29, 2015

Delightful Dominion

"And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over... all the earth" (Genesis 1:26).  "When Israel went out of Egypt... Judah was His sanctuary, and Israel His dominion" (Psalm 114:1,2).  "Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD" (Proverbs 29:26).  "Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:  for I am with thee" (Acts 18:9,10). 

Behold the might of God's command
In all the things that He has made.
To starry heavens, sea, and land
He spoke, and all of them obeyed. 

The crown of all creation stood
In the dominion He bestowed
On man, because the Lord is good,
From whom our blessings all have flowed.

How gracious was our Lord's dominion
As He went out with Israel,
When Egypt changed their wrong opinion
About our God, Immanuel! 

Lord, how delightful is Your favor
And Your dominion over all!
As when You guided Paul's behavior,
So teach us to fulfill our call.  

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