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Monday, January 5, 2009

Speaking Through Songs

God has been speaking to my heart a lot through songs lately. Yesterday at church we sang 4 of my current favorites and each of them had at least one line that stood out to me.

New Hallelujah

I've been hearing this one on the radio for a few weeks, but didn't know all the lines. Seeing them on the big screen and singing them with my church was touching. Especially when I considered the challenge issued here. "A new song breaking out from the children of freedom." Moi? A child of freedom with a new song? COOL!!!!!!!!!!

Can you hear, there's a new song
Breaking out from the children of freedom
Every race and every nation
Sing it out sing a new Hallelujah

I absolutely love verse 2 because it goes along with the abiding thought on my mind concerning missions that I wrote about recently. Read these wonderful words. Wouldn't it be fantastic if we applied them? Singing love to the nations instead of arrogance and war, bringing hope of the grace that has freed us? WOW! Line 3 is great -- what a worthwhile goal!

Let us sing love to the nations
Bringing hope of the grace that has freed us
Make Him known and make Him famous
Sing it out sing to the new Hallelujah

let the church Arise
Let love reach to the other side --- you mean all the way to Gaza?
Alive come alive
Let the song Arise

You Are Good

This song was just good because it reminded me of how God is so good and merciful. Plus I like the part about "people from every nation and tongue." Makes me think of my Arab friends and rejoicing with them and other nations in heaven one day.

Lord you are good and your mercy endureth forever,
Lord you are good and your mercy endureth forever
People from every nation and tongue
From generation to generation
We worship you
We worship you
For who you are...

We worship you
We worship you
For who you are

You are good

You are good - all the time
All the time - you are good

Jesus Messiah

I only included part of the lyrics here. Aren't these great?

All our hope is in You
All our hope is in You
All the glory to You, God
The light of the world

Jesus Messiah
Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from Heaven
Jesus Messiah
Lord of all

How Great Is Our God

I just enjoyed being reminded how great my God is. This song helps me remember that.

How great is our God,
sing with me
How great is our God,
and all will see
How great, How great
Is our God

Name above all names
You are Worthy of all praise -- amen!
and My heart will sing how great
Is our God

Thus concludes my song post.

1 comment:

SuzyQ said...

I just love it when that happens!
When a few lines in a song just grab you at the time when you really need to hear the most!
The lyrics you've chosen here are great. They are so positive and uplifting :0)
Blessings ~