Bid us restrain our holy mirth?
If murmuring were a duty, some saints would never sin, and if mourning were commanded by God they would certainly be saved by works, for they are always sorrowing, and so they would keep his law.
Thou art poor, it is true, but then thou art not sick; or thou art sick, but still thou art not left to wallow in sin; and all afflictions are but little when once sin is put away.
Doth not the thunder praise him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies?
Arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.Thou hast not yet resisted unto blood striving against sin.You know what it is to do a thing coldly, weakly.The Voice will be returning to NBC for Season 12 on Monday in search of the next big star.Mount, mount thy car, O Barak, and ride through the midst of the people.A terrible battle awaits us; but oh!Give unto him choice canticles, for he is the fairest among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely.Thou art not this day what thou once wert, a blasphemer, a persecutor and injurious; the song of the drunkard is not on thy lips, the lascivious desire is not in thy heart.There has been no single church of God existing in England for these fifty years which has had to pass through more trial than we have done.
To the God of our deliveranceswho has delivered us out of deep waterswho has brought us out of the burning, fiery furnace, so that not the smell of fire has passed upon usto him be all the glory, while we lead our captivity captive.
But you say unto me, why and wherefore should we this day awake and sing unto our God?
He is God, and he must be extolled; he is our God, our gracious, our tender, our faithful God, and he must have the best of our songs.
Their conduct would be quite consistent if the promises were not yea and amen; if God were a faithless God.
In the second place, I shall persuade you to practise a sacred leading of your captivity captive.No, let him lead the strain.Adam Levin, adam Levine is a judge on The Voice Season.Wake up, my love, for thou must strike the keynote and lead the strain.Satan has shot a thousand darts at you, and hurled his javelin multitudes of times; bring out the darts and snap them before his eyes, for he has never been able to reach your heart.Hath not the whole earth a voice, and shall we be silent?Sing in the night like the nightingales, praise him in the fires, sing his high praises even in the shadow of death, and let the tomb resound with the shouts of your sure confidence.The singer has won the CMA Award for male vocalist of the year five times and was the first country artist to win the favorite album category at the Peoples Choice Awards.They are cheap songs which we give to God when we are rich; it is easy enough to kiss the hand of a giving God, but to bless him when he takes awaythis is to bless him indeed.Sing of the weary way along which he has borne thy feet, and brought thee at last to lie down in green pastures, beside the still waters.