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Glimpses of Jesus – Part 2

Here’s another of my favourites from Fernando Ortega. This song glories in both the exalted power and immanent presence of our Lord. It further contrasts his greatness with our neediness, leading us to cry out to him. He is powerful and trustworthy, he is merciful and faithful, worthy of all our love, adoration, and praise.

Since this video doesn’t display the lyrics and since the video picture never changes, I’m posting the lyrics here so you can read them as you listen to the song.

Jesus, King of angels, heaven’s light,
Shine Your face upon this house tonight.
Let no evil come into my dreams;
Light of heaven, keep me in Your peace.

Remind me how You made dark spirits flee,
And spoke Your power to the raging sea.
And spoke Your mercy to a sinful man;
Remind me, Jesus, this is what I am.

The universe is vast beyond the stars,
But You are mindful when the sparrow falls,
And mindful of the anxious thoughts that find me, surround me, and bind me…

With all my heart I love You, Sovereign Lord.
Tomorrow, let me love You even more.
And rise to speak the goodness of Your name
Until I close my eyes and sleep again.

Jesus, King of angels, heaven’s light,
Hold my hand and keep me through this night.

Glimpses of Jesus

One thing I’ve grown to appreciate over the years is Christians who are able to take the grandest truths and the most profound mysteries of the Christian faith and express them in new and deep ways. In particular, I have a love for men & women who are able to communicate to me the mystery of Jesus: God become man; the meeting place of the Infinite and the finite; Immortal, Invisible, King, yet fully human, seen and touched, the Servant of all. I simply love reading authors and listening to singers who have had–and then give us–glimpses of Jesus.

One such singer I’ve appreciated over the years is Fernando Ortega. This past Christmas season I enjoyed listening to his Christmas CD again, and in particular, I was struck by the glorious mysteries of Christ expressed in the old hymn ‘Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.’

Here’s a video of the song. I hope that it gives you a glimpse of your Lord and your God (John 20.28).


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