Agnus Dei

Worshipping crowd

I am feeling very ‘down’ this evening, in fact I have been all day – a heavy melancholy mood that won’t lift.

However, something curious happened as I listened to the song Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith earlier; my spirit soared while the sense of pain and loss deepened. It was as though my soul reached toward God in praise, the act of which intensified the inward pang of being bound to a broken, fallen world (see 2 Corinthians 5:2-5).

What is magnificent about this song is that it is completely God-centric. To let my heart and mind focus upon God’s glory alone, to worship the Lamb who was slain, the Holy One, God Almighty – this is what I was created for, and for brief moments the veil is removed, my soul joins the great multitude crying out Hallelujah! (Revelation 19:6).

So I take courage, the time will come when I do join that choir and until then I walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:6-10).

Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

You are holy
Holy are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

Amen