lessons from songs # 10 – help my unbelief

19 Apr

Tonight was one of those “glimpse of heaven” nights. where you are so in awe of what the Lord is doing in your life and you are so thankful for where he has you right at that very second you can’t help but praise Him.

I get to work with some pretty awesome people and many are very gifted musically. a few of us decided to get together and have a little music circle/jam session and just sing some hymns, play some guitar and djembe & cajon. It was wonderful.

As we were singing & playing the words to this particular song hit my heart. Especially the last verse. Written by famed Hymn writer and former slave trader John Newton “Help my Unbelief” speaks to the heart of my struggles with faith & my sin. But it also gives us the assurance that our help can not come from us but from the Lord. Oh glory.

Oh Lord, Help my unbelief.

I know the Lord is nigh,
and would but cannot pray,
for Satan meets me when I try
and frights my soul away.
And frights my soul away.

I would but can’t repent,
though I endeavor oft;
This stony heart can ne’er relent
till Jesus makes it soft.
Till Jesus makes it soft.

Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
My help must come from Thee.

I would but cannot love,
though wooed by love divine;
No arguments have pow’r to move
a soul as base as mine.
A soul as base as mine.

I would but cannot rest
in God’s most holy will;
I know what he appoints is best
and murmur at it still.
I murmur at it still.

Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
Help my unbelief.
My help must come from Thee.

You can listen to the song here.

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