Monday, February 4, 2008

Sing and Bless the Lord

A beautiful devotional from Charles Spurgeon ~
Psalm 138:5
They shall sing in the ways of the Lord.


The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the Cross. Not even the songs of the angels seem so sweet as the first song of rapture which gushes from the inmost soul of the forgiven child of God. You know how John Bunyan describes it. He says when poor Pilgrim lost his burden at the Cross, he gave three great leaps, and went on his way singing-
"Blest Cross! blest Sepulchre! blest rather be
The Man that there was put to shame for me!"
Believer, do you recollect the day when your fetters fell off? Do you remember the place when Jesus met you, and said, "I have loved thee with an everlasting love; I have blotted out as a cloud thy transgressions, and as a thick cloud thy sins; they shall not be mentioned against thee any more for ever." Oh! what a sweet season is that when Jesus takes away the pain of sin. When the Lord first pardoned my sin, I was so joyous that I could scarce refrain from dancing. I thought on my road home from the house where I had been set at liberty, that I must tell the stones in the street the story of my deliverance. So full was my soul of joy, that I wanted to tell every snow-flake that was falling from heaven of the wondrous love of Jesus, who had blotted out the sins of one of the chief of rebels. But it is not only at the commencement of the Christian life that believers have reason for song; as long as they live they discover cause to sing in the ways of the Lord, and their experience of His constant lovingkindness leads them to say, "I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth." See to it, brother, that thou magnifiest the Lord this day.
"Long as we tread this desert land,
New mercies shall new songs demand."


Here is another little song I wrote:

Click here for the music.

Lord, You are Merciful

Lord, you are merciful, Oh Lord, God, so merciful.
You are filled with tender love and compassion.
Father of mercies, great is your faithfulness,
Great is your lovingkindness unto us.
You are so good and your mercy endures
Forever and ever, and ever Amen.
Lord, you are merciful, Lord, so gracious.
Your love endures forever more.

Text and Music Cathy L. Simpson
© Copyright 1995 by Cathy L. Simpson
"Wordsong Collection". All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used by Permission.

9 comments:

Mimi said...

I love the song Cathy...I wish I could hear you sing it!!!
I wish for you many blessings this week, as you are surely a blessing to me...
Mimi

Patricia said...

That was so beautiful, Cathy. Both the Spurgeon devotion and your song. They both remind me of the Chris Tomlin concert that Emily, Kristin and I attended Saturday night, and the bridge he wrote to "Amazing Grace" for the movie..."My chains are gone, I've been set free, My God my Savior has ransomed me..." and the response in worship to the singing of that song. As Spurgeon so eloquently stated above: "The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the Cross. Not even the songs of the angels seem so sweet as the first song of rapture which gushes from the inmost soul of the forgiven child of God."
I wish I could listen to the songs you have written, Cathy. I imagine that they are very, very lovely. Thank you.

Haus Frau said...

Bless, bless Ye the Lord
All ye servants of the Lord
Lift up your hands in His sanctuary
And bless, bless Ye the Lord.
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May His name be praised!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Mimi. I need to learn how to put music on the internet. I think I told you I can't find many of my tapes. And you are certainly a blessing to me. :o)

Thank you, Patricia. I know ya'll enjoyed the concert. Thanks again, I wish you all could hear the music too. Blessings ~

Amen, Sherry, I love that song too. :o)

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful post! I love your song, too! Wish we could hear you sing it. :-)

Cathy said...

Thank you, Sharon. People say I have a pretty voice, but sometimes I can hardly reach the high notes I write. I am more of a tenor.

Kelli said...

Cathy, you always share such lovely things with us, thank you! You are a blessing.
(((hugs)))
Kelli

Cathy said...

Kelli, Thank you for your sweet comments. I love your beautiful blog . Blessing and big hugs back to you. :o)

Cathy said...

Kelli, Thank you for your sweet comments. I love your beautiful blog . Blessing and big hugs back to you. :o)