Pinnacle

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said:

“ Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”
Isaiah 6:1-3

As a girl, I went to Camp Pinnacle in Clayton, Georgia, for a week of summer church camp. The staff woke up us at 4 a.m. for a hike up Mount Pinnacle. My best friends from school and church were with me as we made our way up the steep slopes with our flashlights. It was completely dark when we got to our destination and our leader demanded that everyone sit down, turn off their flashlights, and not move or talk until given further directions.

Before long the brilliant morning sun rose over one of the foothills revealing that we were on the edge of the pinnacle overlooking a beautiful valley of pastures and farmhouses. Someone started singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” and all the girls joined in. It was one of those goosebump moments I’ll always remember whenever I hear that song.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Click on the link below to hear the song:

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3 Comments »

  1. Mildred said

    I don’t remember ever going to Camp Pinnacle but I can imagine what a beautiful setting that was and how that hymn will always remind you of that moment in time.

  2. Lanny said

    This is absolutely by far one of my favorite hymns. I remember so fondly from childhood we would get to sing it at Easter and then through spring and summer. I loved it every word every line. “casting down their golden crowns” “glassy sea” umm umm good stuff. It was wonderful to look forward to singing it.

  3. ldh said

    I love this Hymn. We sing less hymns and more Praise and Worship at our church, and although I love them both, this speaks to me.

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