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God gave the song.

I have been thinking of this message for some time. I have been trying
to get it "on paper" in some profound way..but once again, I have
been reminded..to just tell you this...from my heart to yours.

I remember a time when I was a kid that I hated music. Anytime
someone started to sing, I would say YUCK and avoid it anyway
possible. But then, when I was 12, something changed. I found the
source of music.

Oh I remember also singing in a Youth For Christ choir once..well
sort of. You see, I was literal (gently) asked not to allow any
actual sound to come out because I could not carry a tune and I was
throwing everyone else off key. I have been thinking of this. I
have been thinking about how so important Music is in our life.

One ancient author declared, Music is a part of us, and either
ennobles or degrades our behavior. Even the atheistic philosopher
Nietzsche said that without music life would be a mistake

As I remember that choir, I started to think how there are some that
willfully will try to bring discord to harmony. You see, the Word of
God tells us how important music is. "sing" is in the Bible 418
times and "song" 61 times. There are many other references to music.

Music is one of the most important ways we WORSHIP our LORD. Why I
have heard people who were far worse then I singing praises to
HIM..and it is music to GOD's ear..much more then the
fanciest "praise" of one that does not really mean it.

The next time you see a choir sing worship songs..watch the members.
I often find we can tell those that really mean it..by the glow on
their faces. Oh, not always but often. Some go through the
motions, while other are thinking about what they will be doing
after "church" But those that are really worshiping...

One of the best known musicals starts out "the hills are alive with
the sound of music." Well do you realize this many be closer to the
truth than most realize? The Bible tells us that if we do not praise
the LORD, the rocks and the hills will sing praise to HIM.
Actually, I have read somewhere that scientist have discovered that a
rock does emit a very low tone...and when I read this...I immediately
thought they do sing praise to GOD!

Music. It is the universal language. We could go to Korea and we
would be right at home singing praise to the KING. Our praise would
rise up to the LORD together in Germany, Italy, or any other country
because we all have the same...source of Music for GOD gives us the
song.

You ask me why my heart is singing
Why I can sing when things go wrong
For I have found the source of music
I just can't help it, God gave the song.

This song was written before the earth was formed. Yet even then,
one tried to ruin the song. We found disharmony being planted when
lucifer tried to take the throne and exhault himself above the stars
of God. (Isaiah 14:12-17)

The song was around from the beginning of time. Even before Adam and
Eve were created..."It Took A Miracle" to put the stars in place.

God then made man...male and female created He them. Still, God gave
a song. I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the
roses, And the voice I hear falling on my ear, The Son of God
discloses . Man and God were in harmony.

Still, we find one seeking to destroy this song and harmony was
broken, Man had to be sent out of this perfect garden. Yet, God gave
a song. We were promised a song...the Old Rugged Cross would make
the difference.

We have found that all though the ages, satan has tried to stop the
music..to destroy the song. Many times satan tried to destroy the
choir...those that would sing this new song. Ahh but then one
day...satan did destroy the song. He nailed it to a tree.

THERE...THAT SONG IS SILENCED once and for all! We won. We won.

Oh how the demons celebrated when the sun refused to shine and the
earth shook from its foundations. The song was silenced.

Wait..what was that...listen...OH NO.....NOOOOOOOOO

UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE.....THE SONG...NOOOOOO it is back much
more powerful!!! GOD GAVE THE SONG!

Come walk with me through field and forest
And climb the hill and hear the song
For even hills resound with music
They just can't help it, God gave the song.

Yet still, even though satan can not destroy the song, he still tries
to silence it in each of the choir members.

I do remember far to many times, I could not remember the words to
the song. I do remember times I did not want to sing this new
song..but just as those times we have a tune going on in our head
over and over my LORD would not let me forget that I was and am a
member of this choir.

For I have found the source of music
I just can't help it, God gave the song
God gave the song, God gave the song.


Why is it so important to sing this song..from the source of music?

It can help bring someone to the LORD:

Psalm 40:3, He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our
God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

It is such an integral part of our worship.

We are commanded to sing this new song:

Psalm 149:1 Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly
of the saints.

God wants us to join together as a body of believers to sing and to
worship Him.

Psalm 95:1, Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud
to the Rock of our salvation

How often do we sing "I'm so happy and here's the reason why...and it
looks like we are in the process of having out teeth filled..without
Novocain?

There may be a reason why we can not sing joyfully.

Psalm 137
1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when
we remembered Zion.
2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a
song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us
one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?

My friend, are you in Babylon? Is satan causing disharmony once
again in keeping you from the source of Music?

Could our being out of harmony with the source of music be a reason
why we have discord in our homes? In our jobs? In our own hearts?

We do find a catch 22 here. If I am not in harmony with God, I will
not be in harmony with those around me. BUT..if I am not in harmony
with those around me...that is if I hold bitterness, If I will not do
MY part to restore broken relationships, I can not be in harmony with
God either...this....this song will be flat, it will not be in
harmony. I will not be able to please the LORD when I sing the
song...for it will not be the song HE gave me....and HE will not be
the source of THIS music.

My friend, if you are not in harmony, you can be today. 1 John 1:9
will restore the harmony of the source of Music. Oh the song is
still there..but we need to get it in tune with the Choir director.

When we become DOERS of the WORD, the song is intensified. Our song
is strengthened and brought into more harmony.

Real LOVE blends it in with all those around us and it will even
cover many of those that are way off key...and when we love as God
has told us to love...it will bring those around us into harmony.

Remember my friend, I did state above that the song we sing can bring
someone to the LORD.

For I have found the source of music
I just can't help it, God gave the song.

My friend, if God has not given you a song yet...PLEASE PLEASE READ
THESE LINKS...AND GET THIS NEW SONG!


http://www.shatterdmen.com/first_step.htm

My friend, once you place your trust in Jesus...God will give you a
new song..one that even the angles can not sing....

Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child, and forever, I am.

You ask me why my heart is singing
Why I can sing when things go wrong
For I have found the source of music
I just can't help it, God gave the song.

Come walk with me through field and forest
And climb the hill and hear the song
For even hills resound with music
They just can't help it, God gave the song.

For I have found the source of music
I just can't help it, God gave the song
God gave the song, God gave the song.





God Gave The Song
Words & Music by Gloria Gaither, Bill Gaither & Ronn Huff
 

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