Daily Lift – June 24, 2019

Yours to Sing

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The songs we sing in worship praise the Lord for multiple reasons, such as His love, His mercy, redemption in Christ, and the hope of eternal life. David as well wrote that he would praise God with his song for the Lord’s strength, protection, trustworthiness, and assistance. In the Fifteenth of Revelation, John wrote of the song of Moses and the Lamb, and we sing of it ourselves in Samuel Stennett’s 1787 hymn. “On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand and cast a wishful eye to Canaan’s fair and happy land where my possessions lie.” It was not until ninety years later that Tullius C. O’Kane would pen what we now regard as the hymn’s chorus or refrain: “We will rest in the fair and happy land by and by just across on the evergreen shore, sing the song of Moses and the Lamb by and by, and dwell with Jesus ever more.” Will such an eternal and spiritual song be yours to sing?

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater

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