O Lord, as we consider Thee

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Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

This hymn is one of the most profound hymns Witness Lee has written and very appropriate for the Lord’s table.

The first stanza begins with ‘Lord as we consider Thee’ the word consider has the Latin prefix ‘con’ or with. The root word ‘sider’ is a derivative

of the word ‘sidereal’ meaning heavenly bodies or stars. It is to think in stars or in a heavenly way. When we consider the Lord, we must do so in all His wonderful dimensions in the four gospels.

The second stanza begins with ‘Thou art the very God of truth. ’ This alludes to the gospel of John which presents Him as God.

The third stanza continues ‘Thou also art a man indeed,

A man so fine, so good so pure. ’ This is because Luke gives emphasis to Him

as a man with the finest humanity.

In the fourth stanza, the Lord is presented as a slave as Mark does in his gospel. ‘Thou even art a lowly slave. ’

Stanza 5 brings out His Kingship. ‘Thou art, beside all these, a King. ’ As Mathew does portray.

Even though the order of the gospels are not found in this way in the New Testament, nevertheless Brother Lee masterfully puts the stanzas in that order to show the process that God went through to reach and save man. First, He stepped out of eternity as God (John). Then took up humanity by being born as a man (Luke). Followed by becoming a slave to serve man in His human living and being obedient unto death and that the death of a cross (Mark). Finally resurrecting and ascending to be Lord and King (Mathew). In all these steps He redeemed us back to God.

The last stanza encourages us to remember Him in all these aspects at the Lord’s table. As we partake of Him through the bread and the wine, we share Him as His counterpart.

The chorus is a joyful expression of all He is meets our every need. Our hearts should overflow with praise with this rich Christ in the four gospels!


Sara Zaki 🌻

New Jersey, United States

God anointed Him with all power an authority. What a truth is He. We love You Lord Jesus. Praise You Lord Jesus for all that You are, and all that I am not, which You can be.


马姊妹

Calgary

你之所是正合我需!

我心对你讚美洋溢!

我之所愿你全满足,

绰绰有余,应付不已!


Caleb Kang

Fairfax

The Lord is all we need ;))) !!


Gerson Marcos Morgado

Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Cristo como o maravilhoso centro de toda a Bíblia, é todo inclusivo e possui muitos aspectos. O Novo Testamento apresenta no seu início quatro biografias para retratar os quatro aspectos principais de Cristo. O evangelho de Mateus testifica que Ele é o Rei, o Cristo de Deus profetizado no Antigo Testamento, que traz á terra o reino dos céus.

O evangelho de Marcos nos diz que Ele é o servo de Deus, fiel em Seu serviço a Ele. O relato de Marcos é muito simples pois para um servo não se justifica um relato detalhado. O evangelho de Lucas apresenta um quadro completo de Cristo como o único homem correto e normal que já viveu na terra; como tal Ele é o Salvador da humanidade.

O evangelho de João desvenda-O como o Filho de Deus, o próprio Deus, que é vida para Seu povo.

(Extraído da nota de rodapé 1 do versículo 1 de Mateus 1 da Versão Restauração do Novo Testamento, publicada por Living Stream Ministry)

Este hino retrata cada um destes 4 aspectos do Senhor. Repare que a estrofe 2 retrata-O no evangelho de João como o Deus de luz e de amor e que é nossa vida e Senhor (representado pela águia no querubim – Ap. 4:7).

A estrofe 3 retrata-O no evangelho de Lucas como um homem, puro e superior que agrada a Deus (representado pelo homem no querubim – Ap. 4:7).

A estrofe 4 retrata-O no evangelho de Marcos como um servo humilde que deixou a glória dos céus e desceu a fim de nos servir (representado pelo novilho no querubim - Ap. 4:7)

Por fim, a estrofe 5 retrata-O no evangelho de Mateus como um rei que reina interiormente em vida e amor (representado pelo leão no querubim – Ap 4:7).

O coro declara que o Senhor é o que necessitamos e pode nos suprir e até exceder o que desejamos, o único que nos dá real satisfação.

Por ser tão rico, podemos louvá-Lo, especialmente no dia do Senhor, por Sua realeza (Mateus); por Sua servidão e serviço como um escravo (Marcos); por Sua humanidade perfeita e elevada (Lucas) e por Sua divindade eterna (João).


Vika Anforova

Jacksonville, FL, United States

Amen saints. Instead of consider in the first verse add enjoying.


Thanh Le

San Francisco, California, United States

I love this song because my heart touches the Lord and my spirit rejoices during singing this song. Halleluja!


Kitty Joubert

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Dear Lord, as we remember Thee, we thus partake of all Thou art. We enjoy Thyself in love and share Thee as Thy counterpart.


Julia Jones

Austin, Tx, United States

O Lord, as we consider Thee, we worship Thee for all Thou art; Thou art so rich, so wonderful, so dear and precious to our heart. What Thou art meets our every need! Our hearts o'erflow with praise to Thee! All our desires Thou dost exceed and satisfy continually. Thou art the very God in truth, the God who is both love and light; the God who is to us our life, the God in whom we all delight. Thou also art a man indeed, a man so fine, so good, so pure; a man in whom our God delights, a man who can our love secure. Thou even art a lowly slave, a slave of God to serve for us; obedient to the cross's death that we might be delivered thus. Thou art, beside all these a King, A King in life and love to reign, by God anointed with His pow'r to rule with us in His domain. Dear Lord, as we remember Thee, we thus partake of all Thou art; as we enjoy Thyself in love, we share Thee as Thy counterpart. Amen Hymn #190.


Unity Spurgeon

Nkwanta, Volta, Ghana

I love this hymn so much as it indeed revealed what the Lord is to us. We all must sing it, praise and worship the Lord as this from His eternity as the only God full of love and light, through His condescension in His incarnation as a man, even a man as a slave of God to serve us and fulfill God's purpose. And now praise Him for God has exalted Him to the throne as a King to reign for us and to reign in us. All these are really precious and dear to the heart of the beloved. He indeed exceeded all that we need. Our hearts truly overflows with love to Him.