My Wonderful God (4 Of 6) by Ken Trivette
This content is part of a series.Theology 101 With Isaiah #4 of 6
MY WONDERFUL LORD
Isaiah 25: 1,4
1. When I was a teenager, having just surrendered my life
to preach, at night I would lie in the bed and listen to
WAGI from Gaffney, S.C. I would listen to the gospel music
and the many preachers they had on the station.
2. On Sunday nights I would listen to Dr. Jack Hudson and
the radio program of Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte,
North Carolina. They would broadcast their services and one
of the things that I remember so well is a chorus they sang
each service. I believe it was their fellowship chorus. It
was from Haldor Lillenas' hymn "My Wonderful Lord."
3. The chorus goes:
My wonderful Lord, my wonderful Lord,
By angels and seraphs in heaven adored!
I bow at Thy shrine, my Saviour divine,
My wonderful, wonderful Lord.
4. Al Smith in his book "Al Smith's Treasury of Hymn
Stories," tells about when Haldor Lillenas told him how he
came to write the song. He was driving down the Paseo
Boulevard in Kansas City early one morning on the way to
the office. It was a gray day, chilly and foggy. His wife
was ill and he had left home with a heavy heart. As he
drove along the Boulevard it seemed that Someone quietly
opened the car door and sat down beside him. Lillenas said,
"I could feel the warmth of His sacred presence and I began
to sing quietly, My wonderful Lord, my wonderful Lord, By
angels and seraphs in heaven adored! I bow at thy shrine,
my Saviour divine, My wonderful, wonderful Lord." In so
doing, Haldor Lillenas gave us the hymn "My Wonderful
5. In much the same way, Isaiah tells what a wonderful Lord
God is to His people. Isaiah speaks about a wonderful God
has done wonderful things for His people and the wonderful
God He has been to His people.
6. Isaiah continues to teach us things about the person and
nature of God. Notice our text and let's learn about our
1. THE RELAT ...
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