Monday, September 11, 2006

How beautiful!

How beautiful the hands that served the wine and the bread
and the sons of the earth.

How beautiful the feet that walked the long dusty roads
and the hill to the cross.

How beautiful,
How beautiful,
How beautiful is the body of Christ.
How beautiful the heart that bled,
that took all my sin and bore it instead.
How beautiful the tender eyes
that choose to forgive and never despise.

How beautiful,
How beautiful,
How beautiful is the body of Christ.

And as He laid down His life, we offer this sacrifice:
that we will live just as He died,
willing to pay the price, willing to pay the price.

How beautiful the radiant Bride
who waits for her Groom with his light in her eyes.

How beautiful the humble hearts give
the fruit of pure lives so that others may live.

How beautiful,
How beautiful,
How beautiful is the body of Christ.

How beautiful the feet that bring
the sound of good news and the love of the King.

How beautiful the hands that serve
the wine and the bread and the sons of the earth.

How beautiful,
How beautiful,
How beautiful is the body of Christ.

Many thanks to Ragnar and Angela for giving me permission to post these for you to enjoy after they viewed them yesterday.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Bethany!

God has given you tons of talent, and you are using it to bring such glory and honor to Him! Each picture flows so well with the song, and you caught some great moments.

May God continue to show you His ways through your learning of photography!


Kori said...

Oh my, Bethany! These Pictures are amazing! The Lord has blessed you with great talent in photography! These are beautiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! You did a SUPERRRRR job!!!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!! (Where were you when WE got married?!) :)

Unknown said...

Simply beautiful, Bethany! It's amazing how pictures can speak. You did a wonderful job in capturing the emotions and spirit of the moment! Keep using your talent for the Lord!!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are lovely, Bethany. :-)

Anonymous said...

Bethany -
Praise God! These pictures are sooo perfectly beautiful... so pure... so God honoring... so capturing the moment. (sorry for the bad english, but it's true!)
I love the uniqueness, especially the sandal picture!
Keep up the good work... I know God's gonna bless it - especially when you give the glory to Him!
Talk to you soon!
Love Ya - Nicole

Anonymous said...

Are you gonna post more?!?!? I can't bear the thought of only seeing these few! :)

Kristi said...

What a wonderful post. The pictures are so pretty and the couple looks so happy. Thanks for sharing them with us.


Anonymous said...

bethany... great job on the pics. i knew that you could do it! tiffany chmelar

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Anonymous said...

I love the pictures!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Bethany! Those were absolutely amazing!!! You're one awesome photographer!!! I loved those pictures. Wow, that couple is immensely blessed! They chose a great photographer for their special day ;).

Anonymous said...

WOW! Those are WONDERFUL!!! "How Beautiful" is an amazing song! A friend of mine had it played as she walked down the isle!
God has truly blessed you and He definitely helped you do an excellent job!!! Keep it up!
( : Kate : )

Anonymous said...

It looks like you did a fabulous job ,Bethany! Keep up the good work. The way you arrnged them on here was really neat as well.
J Conner

Anonymous said...

The pictures are beautiful!!! I can't wait to see the rest of them : ).
Anna N.

Skatergrl said...

The pictures you took are absolutely beautiful. You did such a nice job with them. I'm sure the happy couple was thrilled! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bethany-
well, you don't have to be nervous next definately had what it took!!Those pictures are SOOO professional, elegant, and priceless!!!FANTASTIC JOB!!
God is faithful...all the time!!HE blessed you with your talent!!
Love & Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

They're BEAUTIFUL, Bethany!!! I'm so blessed to have such a talanted 'tousin!
Love ya!

Rachel Marie said...

So SWEET and truly LOVELY!!!

You did a beautiful job, Bethany!
I thought of and prayed for you that day!:-)

What a sweet and beautiful couple!

And the song...!

"How Beautiful" is one of my all-time favorites! Did they have it sung at their wedding?!

Becc@ said...

Wow! You did a wonderful job with the pictures!
I LOVE the "How Beautiful" song, it's one of my favorites.
Thanks for the beautifil post!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pics! My favorite is the one with the flowergirl twirling! When my Mom and I looked at it we both said "Ahhh!"
Great job!

Authenticity said...

Hi Bethany! This is Shelley Baldridge, if you recognize the name (my sister is Jana Baldridge); I believe we corresponded for a while, some years ago. I came across your families web site through Andrea (I just recently met her on this internet world :)), and found your blog through there.

Very nice pictures, well done. That must have been such a wonderful experience to photograph a wedding!

Blessings to you and your family.

Bethany said...

To answer your questions...

Yes -- the song "How Beautiful" was sung at their wedding. What a God honoring, pure wedding it was.

And more pictures?! I ended up taking over 800 that day. I've considered posting a few more, but don't want the praise turned towards me, but heavenward. God answered soooo many prayers -- He deserves all the glory.

THANK YOU all for praying!

the traveler said...

Thanks so much for posting these. They are gorgeous. My favorite is the hands photo.