Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mar 7

Timing for the Mens' Ivy League Championships Swim Meet.

After the meet, I switched from flip-flops to sandals and did a BM Pyramid. The temp was around 70!!! Dude, it was too snowy to even run just a few days ago!!! I stopped right before the 800 for a bathroom break and water, although I would've probably stopped anyway b/c it was getting tough. I did the 5 3/4 mi in 38:39 + however long the 800 warmup took. The way down with the 200's, I could really feel my calves' limits getting pushed. Also, when doing the final 100's, my weaknesses were very clear, as was the fact that I'd have to rely on God's strength to get through. I prayed "To You be the glory, the power, and the honor, forever and ever, Amen." I can't do it on my own. It's all him. And then afterwards, I sang Beautiful Savior while stretching. I even cried, too, probably an odd sight, because the words apply to other areas of my life too, particularly with the first verse.


All my days I will sing this song of gladness
Give my praise to the fountain of delights
For in my helplessness, you heard my cry
And waves of mercy poured down on my life

Beautiful Savior, wonderful counselor
Clothed in majesty, Lord of history
You're the way, the truth and the life
Star of the mornin, glorious in holiness
You're the risen one, heaven's champion
And you reign, you reign over all

I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer
I will sing of the lamb that never fails
Of sins forgiven, of conscience cleared
Of death defeated and life without end

Beautiful, beautiful Savior
Wonderful counselor, beautiful risen one

I long to be where the praise is never ending
Yearn to Dwell where the glory never fades
Where countless worshipers sing one song
And the voices of the nations
Sing worthy, worthy
Worthy beautiful, beautiful one
Jesus you are worthy, beautiful, beautiful one
Jesus you're worthy, beautiful, beautiful one
You are worthy, beautiful, risen one

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