My God, my God, where e’er I go – glory. Where I reap and where I sow – glory. When my hand it grips the thorn – glory. In the still and in the storm – glory. Oh, we labor unto glory till heaven and earth are one, oh, we labor unto glory until God’s kingdom comes.
Written in 2017 by a collection of pastors and worship leaders known as “Porter’s Gate,” this hymn sounds almost like one of the great spirituals from the past two centuries. It is hauntingly beautiful in melody and incredibly poignant in lyrics.
Our world is, in many ways, falling apart. Difficult challenges surround us at every turn and there are many days when most of us feel that we should just throw up our hands and run away.
We, who follow the Living God, cannot give up. Whatever may come, God has placed us here to work in the world so that the light will envelope one and all. We labor on so that the early realm will reflect heaven’s wholeness, health, intelligence, imagination, creativity, beauty, safety, welcome, and love.
May this hymn be our prayer this day, and always: My heart, my hands, they’re kingdom bound – glory. Where thorns no longer curse the ground – glory. Trim the wick, ignite the flame – glory. My work, it will not be in vain – glory. Oh, we labor unto glory till heaven and earth are one, oh, we labor unto glory until God’s kingdom comes.
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