PRAISE HIM! PRAISE HIM!

Praise Him! Praise Him! 

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord

Psalm 150 

          As I was scrolling through Facebook, someone posted just two words: Praise Him! Instantly I was taken back to my childhood and singing that great hymn by the same title. 

 

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus our blessed Redeemer! 

Sing, O earth, His wonderful love proclaim! 

Hail Him! Hail Him! Highest archangels in glory! 

Strength and honor give to His holy Name! 

 

Like a Shepherd, Jesus will guard His children. 

In His arms He carries them all day long! 

 

Praise Him! Praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness! 

Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song! 

 

Then I looked to see who the author was – Fanny J. Crosby! What words flowed from her! This woman who was born blind, but God (that are two of the most important words ever written or said! “But God . . . ”) inspired her to write hymns like:

“Blessed assurance! Jesus is mine!” 

And 

“To God be the glory, great things He hath done!” 

And possibly my favorite 

“Redeemed” 

These are just 4 of the over 9000 hymns she wrote! She was so prolific, that she had to write under assumed names because the editors of hymnals were afraid people would resent so many songs in one hymnal written by the same person! 

          These are just 4

          These were hymns that were meant to shake the rafters of the churches when sung! She also believed this: Crosby set a goal of winning a million people to Christ through her hymns, and whenever she wrote a hymn she prayed it would bring women and men to Christ, and kept careful records of those reported to have been saved through her hymns. (Morgan, Robert J (2010), 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart, B&H, p. 38.

          So, the next time you or your church sings one of her hymns, sing with everything in you and think about those that were saved because of her influence! And as you think on her influence, what influence do you have with the unsaved? 

 

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear His voice! 

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice! 

O come to the Father through Jesus the Son 

And give Him the glory, great things He hath done! 


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