Songs in the Night

Songs in the night
From a grateful heart
Songs of grace
Lifted up to God
The prayer of life
Jesus my shield
Light in the darkness
Christ my song.
-Ex 15:2;Ps 28:7

Psalm 42:8The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night—A prayer to the God of my life.

His song in the night – a prayer. I looked up the word for prayer. From NetBible Ps 42:8 it is [08065] – t@phillah. A few hebrew transltions read this as praise. Just look how close these words are. [08416] – t@hillah means a song or hymn of praise from [01984] halal to shine.

A song sung in the night, in darkness can only come from a heart that has been touched by the Lord. A grateful heart.

Job 35:10But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night’

A grateful heart where the word of Christ richly dwells – from this heart comes songs of grace.

Colossians 3:16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Psalm 19:14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

From NetBible Ps 19:14;Ps 92:3 the word meditation – higgayown [01902] means resounding music, musing. In Psalm 92:3 higgayown refers to music made by a harp.

Let the word of Christ dwell richly in your heart and midst.
For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks(Mt 12:34).
{prays, praises, sings}Psalm 77:6I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders.
{prays,praises,ponders in song}

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4 Responses to “Songs in the Night”

  1. Bart Says:

    Ephesians 5:18-20 … be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/karen_trust/PrayerLog/Oct2006.html#SongsNight

  3. khollandsblog Says:

    From:
    http://www.heartlight.org/spurgeon/1019-pm.html
    Spurgeon
    “God, my maker, who giveth songs in the night.” Job 35:10

    Any man can sing in the day. When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it. When wealth rolls in abundance around him, any man can praise the God who gives a plenteous harvest or sends home a loaded argosy. It is easy enough for an Aeolian harp to whisper music when the winds blow-the difficulty is for music to swell forth when no wind is stirring. It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is skilful who sings when there is not a ray of light to read by-who sings from his heart. No man can make a song in the night of himself; he may attempt it, but he will find that a song in the night must be divinely inspired. Let all things go well, I can weave songs, fashioning them wherever I go out of the flowers that grow upon my path; but put me in a desert, where no green thing grows, and wherewith shall I frame a hymn of praise to God? How shall a mortal man make a crown for the Lord where no jewels are? Let but this voice be clear, and this body full of health, and I can sing God’s praise: silence my tongue, lay me upon the bed of languishing, and how shall I then chant God’s high praises, unless he himself give me the song? No, it is not in man’s power to sing when all is adverse, unless an altar-coal shall touch his lip. It was a divine song, which Habakkuk sang, when in the night he said, “Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Then, since our Maker gives songs in the night, let us wait upon him for the music. O thou chief musician, let us not remain songless because affliction is upon us, but tune thou our lips to the melody of thanksgiving.

  4. khollandsblog Says:

    https://khollandsblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/midnight-praise/

    —>It’s at midnight that the refined silver and gold will shine, the Lord’s jewels will sparkle – offset against the darkness.

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