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The Power of Praise in the Midst of Persecution & Peril

Psalm 40:3; Psalm 146:2 He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will … Continue reading

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A Thankful Remembrance of God’s Holiness

Psalm 97:12; Psalm 30:4,5 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness…Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Job 5:7-11        Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: who giveth rain upon … Continue reading

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The Demon of the Singing

Colossians 3:16; James 5:13        Let 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.        Is … Continue reading

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Heart Melody unto the Lord

Ephesians 5:18,19        Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. GEORGE SWINNOCK (1627-1673): The water of saints’ praises is drawn out of … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Praise

Colossians 3:16        Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. J. C. RYLE (1816-1900): There is an elevating, stirring, soothing, spiritualizing effect about a thoroughly good hymn, which nothing else can produce. It sticks in men’s memories when texts are forgotten. … Continue reading

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Acapella Praise

Psalm 51:14,15        My tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips: and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. BENJAMIN KEACH (1640-1704): The tongue is the instrument, but it must be tuned with grace, … Continue reading

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Instrumental Music & Worship Part 2: The Scriptural Argument

Psalm 149:3; 150:4        Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and the harp.        Praise him with the timbrel and dance. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): They who from hence urge … Continue reading

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Instrumental Music & Worship Part 1: The Organ Debate

Psalm 150:4        Praise him with stringed instruments and organs. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): The word translated “organs” signifies pipe—a simpler form of wind instrument than the more modern and more elaborate organ. JOHN WESLEY (1703-1791): I attended the service of … Continue reading

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