Sing and the
World Sings with You
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it,
and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Ps. 40:3
God wants us to be happy. He desires to
put a new song on our lips, even praise to our God. He wants us to believe that
He forgives our sins and takes away our unrighteousness. He wants us to make
melody in our hearts to Him. . . .
Let every word we utter, every line we
write, be fraught with encouragement and unwavering faith. . . . Think not that
Jesus is the Saviour of your brother only. He is your personal Saviour. If you
entertain this precious thought, you will . . . make melody to God in your
soul. It is our privilege to triumph in God. It is our privilege to lead others
to see that their only hope is in God, and to flee to Him for refuge.
Every act of consecration to God brings
joy; for as we appreciate the light He has given us, more and greater light
will come. We must . . . open the heart to the bright beams of the Sun of
Righteousness. There is peace in perfect submission. . . .
Let the peace of God reign in your soul.
Then you will have strength to bear all suffering, and you will rejoice that
you have grace to endure. Praise the Lord; talk of His goodness; tell of His
power. Sweeten the atmosphere that surrounds your soul. . . . Praise, with
heart and soul and voice, Him who is the health of your countenance, your
Saviour, and your God.
Let praise and thanksgiving be expressed
in song. When tempted, instead of giving utterance to our feelings, let us by
faith lift up a song of thanksgiving to God. Song is a weapon that we can
always use against discouragement. As we thus open the heart to the sunlight of
the Saviour's presence, we shall have . . . His blessing.
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