a heart that pleases heaven’s King

His throne is set among the heavens,

The firmament a palace stands,

Upon this earth He placeth His feet,

And holds His sway o’er every land.


What glorious place have we arrayed,

What holy seat do now we gild?

He who exceeds the heaven’s boundaries,

Where is His house that now we build?


No greater beauty than all the skies,

No higher wonder than heaven’s frame,

For all these things which hence have been,

Are wonders which His hand hath made.


Though heaven’s wonders shine abroad,

And countless stars in glorious art,

Yet when to earth His face He turneth,

He looks to those of broken heart


The contrite ones He deems the greatest,

the spirit poor He counteth blessed,

And against the stars in shining beauty,

His mercy trounceth all the rest


For who is lowly man that God,

Should turn such Holy eyes toward him?

Oh, tis boundless love and mercy,

For He sees Christ and not our sin.


And so prepare His habitation,

Make straight the way for heaven’s King

Make diligent thy heart’s contrition,

Bought now by Christ, thy tribute bring


Let all the World be cast in silence,

Let the fairest saint’s soft gaze be dim,

All these things cast off as rubbish,

Oh for a heart that pleaseth Him!


“He with His hands hath made the heavens,

Have ye for Him a dwelling place?”

“We ring to Him a contrite spirit,

Made glorious by His precious grace.”

  1. #1 by Ellie on June 17, 2010 - 11:42 am

    “He with His hands hath made the heavens,

    Have ye for Him a dwelling place?”

    “We ring to Him a contrite spirit,

    Made glorious by His precious grace.”
    Excellent. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

  • an overarching philosophy (for me, anyway)

    "I find that when I am most helped, I write: and that by writing, I am helped." Augustine of Hippo
  • sithlordbfw
  • Quote of the Day

    “We love the old saints, missionaries, martyrs, and reformers. Our Luthers, Bunyans, Wesleys and Asburys, etc... We will write their biographies, reverence their memories, frame their epitaphs, and build their monuments. We will do anything except imitate them. We cherish the last drop of their blood, but watch carefully over the first drop of our own.”
    - A. W. Tozer
  • My archives: a three-year treasure chest of, well, rambling

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 17 other followers

  • Mostviewed(recently)(onthissiteanyway)

  • Lately

    June 2010
    M T W T F S S
    « May   Jul »
  • a

  • Top Rated

  • Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favourites

    SermonAudio.com MP3 Sermons

%d bloggers like this: