Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What are you singing about?

Psalm 101:1 tells us to sing of mercy and judgment.

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever:
I will sing, I will sing.
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever:
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD.

With my mouth will I make known
Thy faithfulness, Thy faithfulness.
With my mouth will I make known
Thy faithfulness to all generations.

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever:
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD

Music by James H. Filmore

Psalm 89:1
"I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever:
with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations."


Psalm 19:7-11 has often been sung to music.

 Psalms 19:7-11  The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.   The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Are you solemn in your music?

Psalms 92:1-3  It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,  Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

  • Sing praises to the LORD’s name
  • Give thanks to the Lord at least two times a day.  In the morning remember His loving kindnesses and in the evening reflect on His faithfulness
  • Praise Him with instruments – not shouting and entertainments (although our music can be enjoyable), but with a solemn sound (meditating).  Be solemn in your music – let it help your heart to meditate on the goodness of God and who He is!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Praise Jehovah for He is Good!

Psalms 135:1-3 Hallelujah! Praise the name of Jehovah; praise, ye servants of Jehovah, Ye that stand in the house of Jehovah, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise ye Jah; for Jehovah is good: sing psalms unto his name; for it is pleasant.

Psalms 135:5-6 For *I* know that Jehovah is great, and our Lord is above all gods. Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, he hath done in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all deeps;
  •  Jehovah is Good!
  • It is pleasant to sing Psalms unto Him!
  • Praise the Lord for His greatness!
  • He does what please Him!
  • May I be reminded to praise Him at all times!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Free Bible Music CD download for children

Teach your children Bible Truth with fun music.  You can enjoy this free download for a limited time.  Go to their site to listen to clips and/or to download this CD.  What a great way to teach Bible to your children or grand children! Take advantage of this great deal today.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonderful Words of Life

Isaiah 40:5-8  And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Here is a good reminder that we are as grass.  And even if we are as beautiful as flowers, flowers too fade and pass away.  We will be gone from this earth soon! "...but the word of our God shall stand for ever.  God's Word is more beautiful than any flower and will never fade away.  It will never fail.  It will stand forever!  This brings another reminder of the great hymn

Wonderful Words of Life

Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty teach me faith and duty.
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life,
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
Christ, the bless├Ęd One, gives to all wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life;
All so freely given, wooing us to heaven.
Sweetly echo the Gospel call, wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior, sanctify us forever.
Oh, that I would want to fill my mind and heart with more and more of God's Word!  That way I can truly speak to myself in psalm and hymns and spiritual songs.

"Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (Ephesians 5:19)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus

’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus - (from 200 Amazing Hymn Stories)

       “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” was written by a woman, Louisa M. R. Stead. Out of one of her darkest hours—the tragic drowning of her husband—this hymn was penned.
       Louisa Stead was born in England. She felt the call of God upon her life for missionary service. She arrived in America in 1871. In 1875, Louisa married a Mr. Stead, and to this union was born a daughter, Lily. When the child was four years of age, the family decided one day to enjoy the sunny beach at Long Island Sound, New York.
       While eating their picnic lunch, they suddenly heard cries of help and spotted a drowning boy in the sea. Mr. Stead charged into the water. As often happens, however, the struggling boy pulled his rescuer under the water with him, and both drowned before the terrified eyes of wife and daughter.
       And out of her struggle with God during the ensuing days, flowed these meaningful words—“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.”
—Adapted from Kenneth Osbeck

Friday, April 30, 2010