Posts Tagged ‘Prayer of life’

Songs in the Night

January 21, 2012

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}.
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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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