Friday, May 17, 2013

Psalm 90:17...



I was a young wife and new mama when I went to my first "grown up" ladies' Bible study.
It was taught by a retired missionary.
She opened the study with this hymn.
I had never heard it before
and I've never forgotten it since.
I saw the beauty of Jesus in her.
I saw the beauty of God's Word through her teaching.
I was in my early twenties, she was in her seventies, but 
I wanted to be like her, because she was like Jesus.

Lyrics: Tom M. Jones
Music: Traditional

Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me,
All His wonderful passion and purity;
O Thou Spirit divine, May I truly be Thine
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.

Let my wonderful Saviour be seen in me,
His amazing compassion and constancy;
His great love is my goal, By His Spirit’s control
Till my wonderful Saviour be seen in me.

Let the fruit of the Spirit be seen in me,
Grant me grace all sufficient that I may be
True and faithful each day, Ev’ry step of the way.
Pointing souls to the Saviour on Calvary.



still following,

Scripture and Snapshot

33 comments:

  1. Nothing better to strive for than living so others see Christ in us! Inspiring post and beautiful photo!!
    Mary Alice

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  2. Love the old-school hymns.

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  3. That hymn is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing those words.

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    1. I love the words, too. I'm so glad I heard it all those years ago.

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  4. That hymn is gorgeous. I've never heard it before. Thanks for sharing it.

    Also LOVE your photo - so refreshing! Is that in your home? - Pam, apples of gold

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    1. Yes, that's my home! Thanks for your kind words!

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  5. I love that this lady who taught and inspired you was in her seventies. Still bearing the fruit of His beauty in her older years.

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    1. Absolutely! I want to be like that as well!

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  6. I remember the FIRST "verse" of this song....never knew there were others. I've sung them all once to the tune I remember and will copy them for future devotional singing. It IS the prayer of my heart ♥

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    1. I only knew the first verse until I looked up the lyrics. Wonderful words!

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  7. I've never heard this hymn before. That is my heart's cry too, that His beauty would be seen in me. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. If you go online you can hear it played so you get the tune...it's played rather "old fashioned" on an upright piano on the link I found. It sounded rather like the piano in the church I grew up in.

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  8. Lovely! I'm always in awe of young women who find the Lord - that 20 something period was so desolate and full of anger for me. I suppose I had to go through the darkness and seek Him in my own way because you're right - the view is indeed beautiful!

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    1. Thanks be to God that you know Him now! He can make up for the lost time!

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  9. It has been years since I've sung that hymn, but just what I needed today! Thanks!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad to hear of so many that know this beautiful hymn. It was new to me when I first heard it at that Bible study.

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  10. Oh, dear friend - Our thoughts travel on the same paths. I almost shared this old song on my blog post about the Iris growing in the 'trash heap' of my yard the other day. It has been on my heart a lot lately. It should be on my tongue every moment of the day - it would keep me out of trouble! Thank you for sharing it today.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. I just knew you would know this hymn! Love you, friend.

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  11. Oh, so sweet, I loved this! What a lovely blog, we have much the same taste. Have a blessed weekend!
    Gayle from Behind the Gate

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    1. How fun! Now I'm popping over to your blog to see what our similar tastes are.

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  12. Thank you so much, Elizabeth. A heart-toucher, an encourager.

    Bless you.

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  13. Oh, that I would have that song in my heart and mind!
    Blessings to you, friend, and thank you for sharing such a lovely word today.

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    1. This song pops into my mind frequently since hearing it for the first time all those years ago.

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  14. The blessing of the Lord revealed through others can't be praised enough. Gorgeous pitchers holding spring's bounty.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. You are so encouraging.

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  15. Beautiful for a Sunday night.. Had a beautiful Sabbath day with all our family - 14 of us. I am pooped from all the fresh air, grandkids and food.
    Blessings and following you from Scripture and a Snapshot. I would love you to link at Sunday Stillness if you wish.
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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    1. I'm heading over to "your place" now. Sounds like you had a lovely Sunday!

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    2. Thanks for linking Elizabeth.
      Janis

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  16. That is a beautiful picture and tribute. That is my heart's desire.

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