Saturday, August 21, 2010
How Can I Keep From Singing?
"My life goes on in endless song Above earth's lamentations I hear the real, though far-off hymn That hails a new creation." "Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away, behold, new things have come." II Corinthians 5:17
I hear it's music ringing, It sounds like an echo in my soul. How can I keep from singing?" "Is any among afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms." James 5:13
While though the tempest loudly roars, I hear the truth, it liveth. And though the darkness 'round me close, Songs in the night it giveth. ..."proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;" I Peter 2:9
"No storm can shake my inmost calm, While to that rock I'm clinging. Since love is lord of heaven and earth How can I keep from singing?" "Oh Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 "We love because He first loved us." I John 4:19
"When tyrants tremble in their fear And hear the death knell ringing, When friends rejoice both far and near How can I keep from singing?", "And men will say,"surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!" Psalm 58:11 "..."He thwarts the way of the wicked." Psalm 146:9
"In prison cell and dungeon vile Our thoughts to them are winging, When friends by shame are undefiled How can I keep from singing?' sung by Enya "The Lord executes justice for the oppressed;Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoner free." Psalm 146:7 "Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." E. Austin
Note: This song by Enya was not sung by her as a Christian hymn, but it is a song that comes to me so often when I am happy and contented for no particular reason.This song also comes to me when I am worried or distressed and I ask myself ~ "How can I keep from singing?" The truth is I cannot keep from singing and it is God who has placed His song in my heart~Praise him !
The pictures are of some of the flowers in our gardens this late in summer.