June 6, 2007

How Can I Keep From Singing Your Praise

One thing I noticed on vacation this year was that when you have an amount of time that you aren't being fed you can weaken spiritually. Usually on vacation I spend alot of time with my Lord, in prayer and in the word. Often we visit new churches which is a fun and exciting way to worship our Savior Jesus Christ. This year however we were too tired and stayed at the beach house and I didn't spend my time with my Father as I should have. My family are wonderful and I love them dearly they are precious to my heart and I cherish my time with them but their beliefs are somewhat different to say the least. I am not condemning them in any way but being surrounded by a different realm can really wear on you after a week. I must admit it shouldn't have affected me as strongly as it did had I filled myself with my Lord and sought His face daily as I most often do I would have been stronger. I just know that as I returned home on Saturday I felt a heaviness that I hadn't experienced in a long time with no-one to blame but myself. Sunday morning the Lord awoke me early, I knew it was Him because I generally like to sleep in a little more than the 8 o'clock hour He awoke me.

Good morning my dear Abba Daddy. How I have missed You and longed for You. Forgive Me dear Father for slacking away. Bring me back fresh and anew, stronger and revive me. Allow me to simply worship You as You so richly deserve.Amen

When I arrived at church that morning I still felt that heaviness but as our praise and worship opened up and I began to sing praises to my Lord the blackness began to lift. I sang louder and opened up my soul and poured it out in praise to my King, my hands lifted to the skies worshipping Him and I felt the weight lift, the glow and joy return. And here it is Wednesday and the song I was singing is still playing in my heart and I hear it in my head. So I wanted to share it with you.

How Can I Keep From Singing Your Praise by Chris Tomlin

There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring

And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives

And I will walk with You
Knowing You'll see me through
And sing the songs You give

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing 'cause You pick me up
Sing 'cause You're there
I can sing 'cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I'll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

3 comments:

Susanne said...

Beautiful song! It's so true that when you aren't fed regularly it does weaken you. Just like if we withhold physical food our body becomes weak. But praise God He always reaches out to call us back close to Himself.

TCC said...

Chris Tomlin is definitely a favorite of mine!

Irritable Mother said...

I love that He is faithful - all the time. I love that He longs to fellowship with us - even when we have been distant. I love that He welcomes us with open arms because of the grace poured out on us through Jesus - even though we deserve the opposite.
Thank you for sharing your heart here.