Monday, December 19, 2016

Season to Sing

"Ye shall not need to fight… stand ye still and see the salvation of the LORD… Believe in the LORD… so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper.  And… [Jehoshaphat] appointed singers… to say, Praise the LORD; for His mercy endureth forever" (2 Chronicles 20:20,21).  "How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?" (Psalm 137:4).  "He that hath the Son, hath life… He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son" (1 John 5:12; 2 John 9). 

Jehoshaphat brought singers when  
The battle was the Lord's that day,
For soldiers were not needed then
To set his army in array.   

There was a fight we didn't fight,
A battle won we didn't win. 
Stand still and see the wondrous sight
Of Christ who took away our sin! 

Though we are in a strange land now,
We sing salvation's joyful song. 
The day when every knee shall bow
Is coming soon; it won't be long. 

O Lord, You are the greatest reason
For us to sing through all our days.
In every place and every season,
You give our hearts a song of praise.   

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