Those who are regular attendees at Christ Church Walkley weekly services may have noticed we sang a couple of different verses to the hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness a few weeks ago, including this one:
I have no merit to woo or delight Thee,
I have no wisdom or pow’rs to employ;
Yet in thy mercy, how pleasing thou find’st me,
This is Thy pleasure: that Thou art my joy.
The additional verses were penned by John Piper, who sums up his teaching with the phrase “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him”, this is an idea that he pieces together from many places throughout the bible and an idea that shines through this song. You can read more about the extra verses here.
The song is an affirmation of God’s faithfulness throughout every situation and reminds us that the most important thing we have to cling onto is our salvation, which only comes by grace, an undeserved gift.