Saturday, October 20, 2007

Come Thou Almighty King

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14

We worship a triune God. The Trinity is a difficult doctrine to understand, but how can we understand an infinite God with our finite minds? Following are three important questions from the Catechism for Young Children, which we use in our family. (We sell this little booklet at our home business--see the information on the sidebar.)

Q. 6. Are there more gods than one?
A. There is only one God.

Q. 7. In how many persons does this one God exist?
A. In three persons.

Q. 8. What are they?
A. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. [Holy Spirit]

How can we explain such a thing? Our God is one, but yet at the same time He is three. It's a mystery. We can't explain it or rationalize it. It "transcends human reason and fleshly wisdom" as one person put it. But we'll humbly believe it and teach our children this doctrine because it's true. It's clearly taught in God's Word and we accept it by faith. So this week, let's worship our triune God through the words of this beautiful hymn:


Come, thou Almighty King,
Help us thy name to sing,
Help us to praise:
Father, all glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of days.

Come, thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend:
Come and thy people bless,
And give thy Word success;
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour:
Thou who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power.

To the great One in Three
Eternal praises be,
Hence evermore.
His sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.


It's a wonderful sound when this hymn is sung by a church full of worshiping saints who don't hesitate to lift their voices high in praise to their Lord and King. That when it ministers most to me. The tune is here.

4 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Our wonderful triune KING!!
Susan

Beverly said...

Yes, there are beautiful truths expressed in this hymn.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love to sing praises to God with this wonderful song. Thank you, connie from Texas

Have a wonderful week.

sparrow's song said...

Q. 6. Are there more gods than one?
A. There is only one God.

Q. In how many persons does this one God exist?
A. In three persons.

Q. What are they?
A. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.


Absolutely! The Lord is One and yet three. The Godhead. That is so mind boggling and yet I love to ponder His mystery.

When the disciples asked Jesus to show them the Father, He answer that when they saw Him they saw the Father because they were One.

Jesus is God.

John 1
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God. 3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.