I saw the Lord seated on His throne
He was clothed in glory and exalted high
And the train of His robe filled the temple
The angels circled around Him and cried
You are holy, oh so holy,
You are holy Lord of all (2x)
Woe is me, for I’m unclean,
For my eyes have seen the Holy King
And He cleansed my lips before I died
And the pillars shook as the angels cried
Our Berea, KY congregation had the privilege to sing a beautiful modern-day hymn to the Lord called “You Are Holy”. Joshua, a member of our worship team, taught us this new song and I hope we’ll have many occasions to sing it in 2013, the year of the hymn!
Taken from Isaiah 6 this song is powerfully orchestrated to focus our attention and praise on the majesty of God. It is frighteningly easy to get into the habit of reciting lines of “Christian-ese” or chanting lyrics of a worship song without much thought. When we truly think about what we’re singing and, more importantly, meditate on the Scripture that inspires so many of our worship songs we should notice a different posture. A posture that is given to sincere praise and true belief.
You are holy, Lord!