2/4/20 Ezra’s Talk: Praise

David wrote many poems and songs, the lyrics of many of them are recorded in the pages of the Bible, in the book of Psalms: this Psalm/song is not credited to David, so the author is unspecified. Listen to some verses:

“Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.

I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!”

-Psalm 66:16-20 (NIV)

I would be interested to hear the music that went with this Psalm, and I understand that it has been translated from the original Hebrew, so any rhyming or syllables won’t be the same in English, but it would be interesting to know more about this ancient music that was written for praising God.

What would you write as a praise to God, if you were to consider writing a poem or a song that expressed your praise to God, or thankfulness for something about His character?

Would you like to hear some verses I wrote?

“I praise you, my God, for the one that you are, what you‘ve done, and for things that You’ll do.

I trust you, my Lord, because you are love, and you guide me to know what is true.

Thank you, my king, for your praises I bring, and I prob’ly won’t ever be through.

I’m so glad that I’m livin’ because You have forgiven, You took care of me and then I grew.

My life was a crawl, then a walk, to a run, and I flew to your arms, yes, I flew.”

-Ezra’s poem/lyrics 2/4/20

There are plenty of reasons to praise God, His Spirit, and His Son Jesus. What is your reason? Let’s pray together.