MY MAGNIFICENT LORD

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4

“Beautiful!” “Magnificent!” “Adorable!” Aren’t these three words simply fabulous. The magnificence of a woman adoring the beauty of her just-born baby. A man smitten with the magnificent beauty of the bride he adores. A sunset so magnificently beautiful that words of adoration spill forth to the Creator.

But those three words—and any other expressions of beauty and wonder—only find their fullest expression in Jesus. When He came as the Lamb of God to offer His life for your sins and mine, He was despised and rejected—hung on a cross with “no beauty that we should desire Him.” (Isaiah 53:2) Now He lives enthroned forever and adored by unimaginable myriads of saints and angels.

David had his human ups and downs. But he had it right with the one thing he wanted most—to behold the beauty of his magnificent Lord forever! Now 3000 years later, that “one thing I desire” obsession reverberates in my own heart. I pray that it also echoes in yours.

MY MAGNIFICENT LORD 

More lovely than the rose that He created,

More tender than a babe on mother’s breast;

More faithful than the sun that brings each morning,

More soothing than the night that whispers rest.

Jesus, my magnificent Lord,

How You thrill me and fill my life each day;

Jesus, my magnificent Lord,

I love You more than I can ever say.

You’re all that I desire and all I’ll ever need,

Your love flows like a never-ending stream:

Living in my heart, yet ever at my side,

Abundant life beyond my highest dreams.

Jesus, my magnificent Lord,

How You thrill me and fill my life each day;

Jesus, my magnificent Lord,

I love You more than I can ever say.

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