In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
The only true and pleasing worship we can offer our Lord is that which He has instructed us in His Word. Only songs that align with Scripture can be considered worthy candidates for offering our God for praise and worship.
Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.
How Sad Our State of Nature Is
by Issac Watts (1707)
How sad our state by nature is!
Our sin, how deep it stains!
And Satan binds our captive minds,
Fast in his slavish chains.
My soul obeys th’almighty call,
And runs to this relief;
I would believe Thy promise, Lord;
Oh! help my unbelief.
To the dear fountain of Thy blood,
Incarnate God, I fly;
Here let me wash my spotted soul
From crimes deepest dye.
Stretch out Thine arm, victorious King,
My reigning sins subdue;
Drive the old Dragon from his seat,
With all his hellish crew.
A guilty, week and helpless worm,
On Thy kind arms I fall:
Be Thou my strength and righteousness,
My Jesus, and my all.
The following quote was included on the page of the hymnal that I have been going through:
“There are souls now weeping for sin and longing for a Savior who will soon find Him, and then will become most hearty singers of the new song. They are coming, coming in their thousands even now. The music of praise shall be continued as long as the sun, and the glory of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. From generation to generation shall the name of the Lord be praised.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.