Yahweh Is Holy

You alone, oh God, are glorious
Your fingers painted the earth, the sky
Yes, everything about you is beyond compare
Yesterday, today, and even tomorrow are in your hands
You do not change; we can rely on you utterly
Your faithfulness is our hope in the storms

Awesome power: in Your whispers
Actual truth: not battered by opinion
And we look to You to save, for Your word is our hope
And we look to You to judge, for Your word is our life
Active salvation: not dependent on man
Amazing love: in your lightnings

He sits enthroned!
His judgments are true!
He rules with a rod of iron!
His wrath is fierce!
He humbles the mighty!
His hand crushes evil!

We are small and precious in His eyes
Who can understand the mind of God?
We are like the sand and yet individuals
Who can grasp the deep vision of God?
We are impotent and filled with divine power
Who can know the heart of God?

Everything that is
Everything that was
Everything that ever shall be
Even I (am sustained by Him)
Even the heavens (were formed by Him)
Even the crickets dancing out their song (will be remade by Him)

He stands resurrected!
His mercy is great!
He comforts the weary!
His love is fierce!
He raises the broken!
His hand sustains the righteous!

Yahweh is Holy!

Inconceivable, incomprehensible works are done in a moment
Incandescent words kindle the universe into being, kindle corpse-hearts to fervor

Sovereign Redeemer who judges rightly, have mercy on Your subjects
                        (we who have rested in Your freely given grace)
Shepherd King who saves mightily, do justice on Your enemies
                        (they who have done evil to Your flock)

Yahweh is Holy!

Humility, flesh assumed
Hostility, death entombed
Humility, cross endured
Hostility, lies perjured

Oh save us from sin, from suffering!
Oh God who lives, who is, who speaks:
Our way is death, our deeds are futile
Open our blind eyes and unmake our evils

Lord (of peasant-vassals with nothing to give)
Lover (of wicked bride with impurity of heart)
Light (of weary hearts that love the darkness)
Lament (of every wicked man whose ruinous plans you foil)

You are good, oh God, and You never fail
Your faithfulness endures from everlasting to everlasting
Your ways are just and true and there is none like You
You are mighty to save, full of steadfast love and kindness


  1. What a beautiful song of worship to the Lord! This is wonderful to meditate on and join in in singing!

    A few other points:
    - I don't remember the trick to the number of syllables, you sneaky fox
    - I'm glad he will remake the crickets.

  2. Thanks!

    The trick wasn't syllables but the number of lines per stanza. Each stanza has the number of lines that the word the letter is drawn from has letters, that is: Yawheh has six letters, so each stanza based on that word has six lines. (The lines starting with S have continuations on a second line, but note that it is in fact a continuation).

    And crickets are awesome. They won't be gross or annoying in heaven, but they'll still be awesome.


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