On Things Above

I hang my every hope upon the Lord

and swing out on the promise of His name;

the God who saves His people from their sins

extending grace and justice just the same.

CHORUS

Lord who do I desire on earth but You?

And who in heaven, Lord, apart from You?

Nor height nor depth can keep me from Your love.

I set my joy upon the things above.

I wake to live my life in view of Christ

who lived in flesh, to do the Father’s plan.

I sleep to rise again in Jesus’ name

who slept His death to raise up sinful man

I pray believing everything I ask

Is heard in Christ despite my shaking trust.

I face the world in stubborn confidence

that though I fail, my God is always just.

I’ll follow You down every narrow path.

When sunlight fails and darkness veils in grey,

I’ll fight the fight, by grace I’ll run my course,

Until I rise in heaven’s glorious day.

CHORUS

Lord who do I desire on earth but You?

And who in heaven, Lord, apart from You?

Nor height nor depth can keep me from Your love.

I set my joy upon the things above.

 

 

3 thoughts on “On Things Above

  1. I really like this, and would love to hear what music/ tune you have in mind for it. If I may offer a suggestion, it seems to me that perhaps another title for the hymn you might consider could be “On Things Above.” That’s sorta what the words “sing” to me as I read it. Just sayin’.

    Uncle Rhett

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    1. I usually write with a specific tune in mind just to make sure that it is singable to something. I was thinking the tune to “His Robes for Mine”. Obviously a new tune would be better though.

      I agree, “On Things Above” does flow better. 🙂

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