bekah brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter I care deeply. About a lot of things. Like really, really deep. Ow
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How Great thou Art

December 28th, 2019 by Bekah Brunstetter

How Great Thou Art came on my Spotify shuffle this AM, specifically the Carrie Underwood / Vince Gill version. My top 2019 songs are, once again, 40 percent country covers of baptist hymns and 56 percent Drake and Lizzo and Billie Eilish because THAT JUST MAKES SENSE. This hymn always has a way of finding me exactly when I need to hear it. It’s a humbling song that requires you to admit that you are so not in control:

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Sometimes I very much want to scream at God, I AM POWERLESS. I HAVE NO CONTROL. EVERYTHING IS UP TO YOU. But then this hymn comes on and instead, the same words, new perspective, with calm:

I am powerless.

I have no control.

Everything is up to you.

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