“Don’t Forget The True Lyrics”

Jim and I are lovers of music. We like all genres of music from jazz, classical, country, gospel, Christian contemporary  to pop/rock. In our DVD library we have concerts that we like to pull from time to time and enjoy. He and I also enjoy going to concerts.

As I watch these concerts whether it be on television, DVD, or in person, it always gives me a chill when the artist performing stops singing and points the mic out to the crowd allowing the crowd to finish the lyrics to the song that is being performed.  I can only imagine what it feels like to stand on stage listening to the words of your own song being sung back to you.

The other night Jim and I were attending a concert when this very thing happened more than once during the performance. As the artist pointed the mic to the audience to finish the lyrics to the song, I thought about God and the words he has written for us.  If you read many of the Old Testament Scriptures such as the Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes, you will see that these are lyrics not only worth reading but worth repeating. Can you imagine how God feels when we repeat his lyrics in a prayer, in a talk or just reading them aloud to print them on our hearts? I imagine he smiles when we remember the lyrics he gave us to sing back to him in praising him for what he does in our lives. He listens with great care when we sing back his lyrics that are asking him to take care of our hurts and needs.

Many artist have turned scriptures into song. It is these songs that make us reflect on our relationship with Christ. The songs remind us of the greatness of our God and all that he can do for us if we ‘only trust him’. I know in my heart that there are certain songs that hold a special place in my heart. There are those that remind me of special people in my life, those that  remind me of special events in my life, those that have brought me comfort, and then there are those that just simply make my soul smile.

How about you? Do you have special artist, music or lyrics that holds a dear spot in your heart? Maybe you are an artist and have experienced audiences reciting back the very songs you have written and/or performed. No matter the concert, the performer or the lyrics and how much we like the music, we must never forget the true lyrics that God wrote especially for you and me.

My challenge for you today is to allow your soul to sing back to the Master artist the lyrics that have given you comfort, that have reminded you of God’s provision and/or those that put a special pep in your step as you begin your day.

My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; 

With singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Psalm 63:5




9 thoughts on ““Don’t Forget The True Lyrics”

  1. I love the worship songs we sing, that have direct scriptural reference. Plus, after leading worship on a Sunday or after one of our JAM NITE’s (like this weekend) those songs run continually through my head. It’s like auto-pilot worship in a way (which doesn’t sound very good) but I love it because it keeps me focused on God. Two favorites are Revelation Song (Holy Holy Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come), and Our God (and if our God is for us, than who could ever stop us, and if Our God is with us, than what could stand against?) Driving home up Lake Shore Driving during the blizzard last year, that song was on repeat all 2.5 hours of that scary time… and I made it safely!

    1. God does amazing things especially in the scary moments in life….it is the music that brings me comfort in those moments. Thank you for sharing and visiting my porch!

  2. Bless you for the wonderful reminder of the “song” in Psalm 63:5! Everytime I remember that the entire book of Psalms was written as songs to use in Hebrew worship services, I just start humming in my soul!

  3. April, I learned at a retreat last weekend that every Hebrew letter is also a musical note. 🙂 How cool is that? You probably already know, but my favorite artist is Johnny Cash and my favorite band is Third Day. Peace, Linda

  4. This was a great post! Thanks for tagging me as well 😉 I know that I always enjoy using lyrics in prayers or in daily conversation, but I never considered that God would actually enjoy it! That’s amazing! It makes me want to do it (on purpose!) more often now. Take care.

    1. Yes, God does love to hear us repeat the words he has written for us to place on our hearts. God created us for his enjoyment.

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