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My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness – Sunday Songs

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My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness is a Townend and Getty composition from 2003.
The big attraction here is that the Christian’s thankfulness is completely grounded in Christ. His suffering God’s judgement for our sins in our place, His daily presence with us and His eternal presence at the Father’s right hand.
Not a shred of sentimentality or mistaken emphasis on secondary circumstances as the ground of thankfulness. Christ alone.

The lyrics:
1.
My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness,
And clothed me with his light,
And wrote his law of righteousness,
With pow’r upon my heart.
2.
My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose every promise is enough
For every step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.
3.
My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above;
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose every thought is love.
For every day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

Copyright © 2003 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

Two YouTubes, the first is representative of the more usual slower arrangement that expresses thankfulness as a reflective testimony. Kristyn and Keith Getty perform this at a telethon, so it’s a bit slower than normal.

The second is a more brisk arrangment, that I think seeks to express the song in an air of joyful thanks, by Stuart Townend that features on his ‘Creation Sings’ CD .

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