“Unless the Lord builds the house,
they labor in vain who build it” (Psalm 127:1, NASB).
Using a familiar tune, this hymn expresses
the comfort and rest of
complete dependence on God.
It is part of the Psalms of Ascents series on Psalms 120 – 134.
To download a pdf of the entire “Psalms of Ascents” series,
complete with companion devotional readings,
Only in You, eternal All-in-all,
Only in You our efforts stand or fall.
All that we do, the simple and the grand,
Withers or blossoms in Your sovereign hand.
Worry and struggle, sleeplessness and strain –
Outside of You our work is all in vain.
All our ambitions, all that we pursue,
Can’t match the fruitfulness of life in You.
You are the Giver, You Yourself the prize.
You are the wealth that fully satisfies.
Fullness of joy, our source and rich reward,
How all our being longs for You, our Lord!
by Ken Bible, © 2019 LNWhymns.com.