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.
Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the Lord;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together. (Psalm 34:1-3)
Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord,
Who serve by night in the house of the Lord!
Lift up your hands to the sanctuary
And bless the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion,
He who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 134)
Stand Up and Bless the Lord
by James Montgomery (1824)
Stand up, and bless the Lord,
Ye people of His choice;
Stand up, and bless the Lord your God
With heart, and soul, and voice.
Tho’ high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy Name,
And laud and magnify?
O for the living flame,
From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our mind inspire,
And wing to heav’n our thought!
There, with benign regard,
Our hymns He deigns to hear;
Though unrevealed to mortal sense,
The spirit feels Him near.
God is our strength and song,
And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed
With all our ransomed pow’rs.
Stand up and bless the Lord;
The Lord your God adore;
Stand up, and bless His glorious Name,
If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.