“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2

In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,

God leads His dear children along;

Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,

God leads His dear children along.

Some through the waters, some through the flood,

Some through the fire, but all through the blood;

Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,

In the night season and all the day long.

As we get older, it is much harder to memorize. I like some of the new songs that we sing in church today but find it much harder to remember the words when they are not on a screen before me. That is one reason the songs that keep coming back into my mind are the ones that I learned as a child and young person. If I am having a restless night, those are the ones that are a comfort and blessing to me. As I sing them over in my mind, my body relaxes, and I find rest.

The Book of Psalms is a songbook, written by David and others. Each one is a song of praise to the Lord. Here are quotations from them, speaking of the Lord giving us a song:

Psalm 40:3 “And he 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.” 

Psalm 42:8 “Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.”

 Psalm 69:30 “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.”

Psalm 77:6 “I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.” 

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I am so thankful that you have put a song in our hearts, a song of praise and worship to you for all that you have done for us. I am thankful that even in the dark hours of the night, we can whisper Your Name and find peace in You.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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    • Anne Johnston Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed the post. Happy Easter to you.

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