The lifting of my hands as sacrifice

I love the line of my title today.  The lifting of my hands as sacrifice.  It is as simple as that.  To me – a servant of God – the lifting of my hands in worship is a posturing of sacrifice.  Not my will, Lord, but yours.

Read the words of this song and then listen to it.  You may already know the chorus.

Such truths.  Such power.

If you’ve been struggling with anything – just stop – and focus on these words.  And how about you raising your hands? I know it goes against the grain with a lot of people and how they prefer to worship…..but I reckon  it does something to your heart when you lift your hands to praise.  The lifting of my hands as sacrifice.  Yep.

It is Friday.  Time to get yer praise on.

[Verse 1]
May my prayer like incense rise before You
The lifting of my hands as sacrifice
Oh Lord Jesus turn Your eyes upon me
For I know there is mercy in Your sight

Your statutes are my heritage forever
My heart is set on keeping Your decrees
Please still my anxious urge toward rebellion
Let Love keep my will upon its knees

[Chorus]
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

[Verse 2]
To all creation I can see a limit
But Your commands are boundless and have none
So Your Word is my joy and meditation
From the rising to the setting of the sun

All Your ways are loving and are faithful
The road is narrow but Your burden light
Because You gladly lean to lead the humble
I shall gladly kneel to leave my pride

 

Like Incense