Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I Am Not Skilled to Understand

While listening to Christian radio today, I heard Aaron Shust's "My Savior, My God" taken mostly from a hymn called "I Am Not Skilled to Understand" by Dorothy Greenwell (1873).  I love how Aaron Shust took a hymn more than a 100 years old and made it into a modern praise song.  I love even more that he saw value in an old hymn.

Click here for a link to "I Am Not Skilled to Understand" in hymntime.com to hear the original song.


I am going to connect Greenwell's version to scripture.  It has one verse that Aaron Shust does not use, though Shust adds a chorus.


I Am Not Skilled to Understand


I am not skilled to understand
What God hath willed, what God hath planned;
The Lord says in Isaiah 55:9 (NASB) "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts."
I only know that at His right hand
Is One Who is my Savior!
About Jesus in Hebrews 10:12 (NASB) but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God,

I take Him at His word indeed;
“Christ died for sinners”—this I read;
Romans 5:8 (NASB) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
For in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my Savior!
Romans 3:10 (NASB) as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one;
Romans 3:23 (NASB)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

That He should leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die,
Jesus says in John 6:38-40 (NASB) "For I have come down from heaven,not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."
You count it strange? So once did I,
Before I knew my Savior!
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NASB) For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

And oh, that He fulfilled may see
The travail of His soul in me,
About Jesus in Isaiah 53:11 (KJV) He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
And with His work contented be,
Eph 2:10 (NASB) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
As I with my dear Savior!
About Jesus in Mark 7:37 (NASB) They were utterly astonished, saying, "He has done all things well ; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."

Yea, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this Spring;
That He Who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior!
John says Revelation 5:11-14 (NASB)  Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders ; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."  And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever." And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped. 
Revelation 11:15 (NASB) Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying," The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."

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