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00048 - Majesty

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Jack Hayford has often been referred to as America’s Pastor, his gentle, wise, yet profoundly deep teaching has led thousands to salvation and discipleship. On a trip to England in 1977 he was taken by the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Thinking of the symbols of royalty, he wrote this very popular hymn.

Hayford was inspired by Psalm 8:1, ‘O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth’. The point is majesty transcends royalty. Majesty is a blend of authority, glory, regal, magnificence, kingship and yet servanthood all rolled into one.

We will never really know Majesty until we have eternity to experience it. Hayford had one of those moments in a car driving around London, which led to this song being sung by hundreds of millions of Christians around the world, if ever there was an example of what majesty inspires, there’s one.

Quote We will never really know Majesty until we have eternity to experience it.

Prayer Lord, thank you for your Majesty. Even though I might never fully know it, I embrace every opportunity to find out. Amen.

Action Point Go find the song, take an hour, put on a loop and sing Majesty over and over.

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Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

Use in other publications. You can use upto 100 words of this publication with a reference to by Carl Brettle.

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