I am usually helped greatly by Sovereign Grace Ministries.  CJ Mahaney wrote a book called Humility that has helped me progress in my being a more Christ-like husband, father and pastor.  They also have a few guys that write amazingly God-centered, Christ-exalting, Gospel-saturated songs in a time dominated by songs and chorus that are not.  Recently, our church body has been experiencing a time of trial.  We have many in our body who are sick with cancer and other painful ailments, including our beloved Pastor Dan Cummings.  One song in particular sometimes brings me to tears, feeling both overwhelmed and convicted.  The title is As Long As You Are Glorified by Mark Altrogge on a great album, Come Weary Saints (which is on-sale this month at the Sovereign Grace Music Store).  You can download the song for free here.  Here are the lyrics:

SHALL I TAKE FROM YOUR HAND YOUR BLESSINGS
YET NOT WELCOME ANY PAIN?
SHALL I THANK YOU FOR DAYS OF SUNSHINE
YET GRUMBLE IN DAYS OF RAIN?
SHALL I LOVE YOU IN TIMES OF PLENTY
THEN LEAVE YOU IN DAYS OF DROUGHT?
SHALL I TRUST WHEN I REAP A HARVEST
BUT WHEN WINTER WINDS BLOW, THEN DOUBT?

O, LET YOUR WILL BE DONE IN ME
IN YOUR LOVE I WILL ABIDE
O, I LONG FOR NOTHING ELSE AS LONG
AS YOU ARE GLORIFIED

ARE YOU GOOD ONLY WHEN I PROSPER?
AND TRUE ONLY WHEN I’M FILLED?
ARE YOU KING ONLY WHEN I’M CAREFREE?
AND GOD ONLY WHEN I’M WELL?
YOU ARE GOOD WHEN I’M POOR AND NEEDY
YOU’RE TRUE WHEN I’M PARCHED AND DRY
YOU STILL REIGN IN THE DEEPEST VALLEY
YOU’RE STILL GOD IN THE DARKEST NIGHT

O, LET YOUR WILL BE DONE IN ME
IN YOUR LOVE I WILL ABIDE
O, I LONG FOR NOTHING ELSE AS LONG
AS YOU ARE GLORIFIED

SO QUIET MY RESTLESS HEART, QUIET MY RESTLESS HEART
QUIET MY RESTLESS HEART, IN YOU.

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