Hymn Challenge #4: Worthy of Worship
Words Written by: Dr. Terry W. York
b. 1949; d. —
Dr. Terry W. York has published more than 40 hymns and more than 60 choral anthem texts. Wow, truly a modern-day hymn writer. He is currently a professor at Baylor in Waco, TX. You can read more about him on his Baylor faculty page by clicking here.
Yes, we are doing something a little different this week. We are studying a hymn that has been more recently written (in 1988), and the author is still living. I chose this hymn because God has brought it to my mind many times since last Sunday—we sung it in BSF Monday night, we will sing it in worship today (my friend is giving the sermon so she told me it's one of our hymns today). It truly has been on my mind, and I hope you enjoy today's choice.
Let's read through the lyrics:
Worthy of worship, worthy of praise,
He has power over life and death, and as our Master, we are called to obey Him in all things. How will you obey Him today even in the small, seemingly insignificant things?
Psalm 145:3 "Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom."
Romans 10:9 "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 3:23-24 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."
1 John 4:10 "This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
For my 6x6 page today, I used the Psalm 145:3 verse noted above. I thought it was perfect for this hymn and a great reminder that He is worthy of my praise in all things everyday. I also used the November 2012 sketch from C'est Magnifique. I then used the king of club playing card to denote God as King, and that He is worthy of my worship all of the time (thus the clock face on the layout too). The butterfly comes from the Icon Set One from Blue Fern Studios, and the hymn was printed on a brown paper bag and then put on a Teresa Collins memories file folder.
Papers: Basic Grey Lucille
Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios icon set one butterfly (painted white gesso and glass micro beads); Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails mini doily die; Teresa Collins memories file folder; Tim Holtz mini paper clip; Jolee's card deck; Zva Creative pearl flourishes; Prima Miss Godivas Celadon flowers, Coventry Tranquil flowers, and Junk Yard Findings clock; white flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts; sewing machine
Remember to use Keyword HSCRC13 when posting your creations in any online galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please see this post here. Thanks for joining me today, and have a blessed Sunday!