Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sufficiency of our Song

"Joseph said unto his brethren... Ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen... And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive" (Genesis 45:4-28).  "How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?" (Psalm 137:4).  "Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad" (Proverbs 12:25).  "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ... And who is sufficient for these things?" (2 Corinthians 2:14-16). 

Through Joseph all joy was restored
By proving that he was alive.
So likewise the song of the Lord
Through Christ in our hearts should revive.

Our Savior is risen indeed! 
This reason to sing shall suffice,
Since Jesus has met our deep need
By paying redemption's great price! 

His grace is sufficient to lift
The heaviness found in our heart
As we have examined His gift
That He gave His life to impart. 

O Lord, as we think on these things,
We find Your sufficiency cheers
The heart which now joyfully sings
As You wipe away all the tears.  

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