Saturday, August 6, 2011

God Wants To Hear You Sing

I am going to do something a little different this weekend. While we deeply love the old hymns of the faith, my husband (the best bass singer I know) and I love Southern Gospel music. I'd like to share this song by Greater Vision with you. I can never listen to it without tears and goosebumps - without feeling drawn into His presence.

It was written by Rodney Griffin, Greater Vision's baritone singer. A truly gifted song writer, he has been named song writer of the year every year since 1998 as well as favorite baritone. I am thankful the Lord gave him this song.

If you are going through a difficult time, I pray this song will minister to you. There comes a time in each of our lives when we must walk a path that seems hopeless. It is during those times God longs to know that we love Him still, for He will never stop loving us.

Their chains were fastened tight
Down at the jail that night
Still Paul and Silas would not be dismayed
They said, “It’s time to lift our voice, sing praises to the Lord
Let’s prove that we will trust Him come what may”

God wants to hear you sing
When the waves are crashing ’round you
When the fiery darts surround you
When despair is all you see
God wants to hear your voice
When the wisest man has spoken
And says, “Your circumstance is as hopeless as can be”
That’s when God wants to hear you sing

He loves to hear our praise on our cheerful days
When the pleasant times outweigh the bad, by far
But when suffering comes along
And we still sing Him songs
That is when we bless the Father’s heart.