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Nothing Is Lost on the Breath of God

2010 April 14
by Mike

I grew up with a genre of Christian songs that focused on heaven. “There Is a Habitation”; “I’ll Fly Away”; “To Canaan’s Land”; etc. Even though my concept of heaven has changed to reflect scripture’s hope of “new heavens and new earth,” these old songs still hold a powerful place in my heart.

But recently I came across a new (1998) hymn by Colin Gibson called “Nothing Is Lost on the Breath of God.” It strikes me as spot-on Christian eschatology. This is what hope in the God who is from everlasting to everlasting looks like. Nothing is lost. See what you think:

Nothing is lost on the breath of God,
nothing is lost forever.
God’s breath is love, and that love will remain,
holding the world forever.
No feather too light, no hair too fine,
no flower too brief in its glory,
no drop in the ocean, no dust in the air,
but is counted and told in God’s story.

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Nothing is lost to the eyes of God,
nothing is lost forever.
God sees with love, and that love will remain,
holding the world forever.
No journey too far, no distance too great,
no valley of darkness too blinding;
no creature too humble, no child too small
for God to be seeking and finding.

Nothing is lost to the heart of God,
nothing is lost forever.
God’s heart is love, and that love will remain,
holding the world forever.
No impulse of love, no office of care,
no moment of life in its fullness;
no beginning too late, no ending too soon,
but is gathered and known in its goodness.

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5 Responses leave one →
  1. April 14, 2010

    “No journey too far, no distance too great,
    no valley of darkness too blinding;
    no creature too humble, no child too small
    for God to be seeking and finding.”

    Love that last line: “… for God to be seeking and finding.”

    Following God is about that. Us seeking and finding (Acts 17:27) and him seeking and finding. The beauty is we find. He finds.

  2. robert permalink
    April 14, 2010

    I love the idea that nothing is lost . . . no word of kindness, no look of love, no act of peacemaking. That is, indeed, eschatological to the core.

  3. annie permalink
    April 14, 2010

    Lovely, lovely lyrics…….

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  4. April 14, 2010

    “Nothing is lost to the heart of God” is not only comforting but the foundation to not only eschatalogical understanding but the meta-narrative of Scripture/Life that reminds us that the first commandment to love God is preceeded with understanding He is a jealous God… i.e. God is relentless in His love, passionate in His pursuit of His creation and patiently waits to see how close His creation is willing to draw near Him (James 4:8). Mike thanks for challenging us with a Maranatha that is as present as it is future!

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