Monday, August 07, 2017

Sensible Singing

"God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding… for the shields of the earth belong unto God: He is greatly exalted" (Psalm 47:7,9).  "Keep My commandments, and live; and My law as the apple of thine eye" (Proverbs 7:2).  "Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity" (Lamentations 2:14).  "Ye ought to be teachers… even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil" (Hebrews 5:12,14).    

Let God now be heartily praised: 
The shields of the earth are all His!
Let sensible songs now be raised
As we understand who He is. 

Let sensible singing commence
That's based on the Lord's point of view. 
For why should we sing without sense,
When God has revealed what's true? 

The foolish false prophets have spoken,
In contrast to what God has said. 
God's promises never were broken;
How senselessly, then, they were led! 

O Lord, You have graciously taught
With counsel You daily are bringing,
That we might obey as we ought
And praise You with sensible singing.  

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