When my husband had his kidney removed in November I was driving back and forth to the hospital in my parents’ van since a minivan has better fuel economy than a 12-passenger van. Who knew?! Anyway, they had a beautiful a cappella CD in their player. The first song was this one – “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”.
I love this song – the majesty of the music, its celebration of Creation and praise of God’s power, goodness and wisdom.
So I was driving along, enjoying but not really paying too close attention, when these words hit me, “While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care.” Here I was going to see my husband who had just had surgery to remove a cancerous kidney. God was reminding me that all life comes from Him.
Then the next line, “And everywhere that man can be, Thou, God art present there”-reminded me that no matter what God is with me and taking care of me.
The God of all the majestic display of the first two verses is also the God who gives us life and cares for us.
I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that man can be, Thou, God art present there.