Singing Praise

In all that he did he gave thanks to the Holy One, the Most High, with ascriptions of glory; he sang praise with all his heart, and he loved his Maker. 

Sirach 47:8

This scripture reference speaks about King David.

David composed most of the songs in the Book of Psalms. And they are probably a lot more that he composed that were not recorded in the scriptures.

So how was David’s heart so full of praise?

Today’s reading from Sirach also known as Ecclesiasticus, gives us an insight.

The latter part of the reading says, “(David) loved his Maker”.

Surely it was David’s love for God that made his heart overflow with songs of love to God.

For when we sing praises to God with all our hearts, it’s an expression of the love of God that dwells within us.

That’s why we should sing praise and not be silent.

Even when it seems difficult to break through to the Heavens with our voices, let us go deep down to the depths of our hearts and allow our love of God to arise onto our lips.

Our God is soooooo worthy of all our love.

Let us return God’s love by asking Him to put into our hearts, minds, bodies, souls, and spirit an endless grace – unlimited rivers of grace – to be people of praise.

St John says, we love Him because He first loved us.

Prayer

Holy God, we praise Your Name; 
Lord of all, we bow before You; 
all on earth Your scepter claim,
all in heav’n above adore You. 
Infinite Your vast domain,
everlasting is Your reign. 

Hark, the loud celestial hymn 
angel choirs above are raising; 
cherubim and seraphim
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heav’ns with sweet accord: 
“Holy, holy, holy Lord.” 

Holy Father, Holy Son, 
Holy Spirit, Three we name You;
while in essence only One,
undivided God we claim You, 
and adoring bend the knee,
while we sing this mystery.

Song Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #229

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my ❤

07 Feb 2020

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