From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! Remember to extol his work, which men have praised in song. I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
Psalm 113:3, Job 36:24, Deuteronomy 32:3
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.
Everywhere–from east to west–praise the name of the LORD.
Sing with joy, you childless women who never gave birth to children. Break into shouts of joy, you women who never had birth pains. “There will be more children of women who have been deserted than there are children of married women,” says the LORD. Isaiah 54:1
For it is written:
“Be glad, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.” Galatians 4:27
The day for building your walls will come, the day for extending your boundaries.
No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married.
Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.
Isaiah 62:4, Isaiah 66:7
…for God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess it.
But Jerusalem will become a refuge for those who escape;
it will be a holy place.
And the people of Israel will come back to reclaim their inheritance.
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem. Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And the house of Israel will possess the nations as menservants and maidservants in the LORD’s land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.
“In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be.”
“And Israel will possess what is left of Edom and all the nations I have called to be mine.” The LORD has spoken, and he will do these things.
“The days are going to come,” declares the LORD, ‘when the one who plows will catch up to the one who harvests, and the one who stomps on grapes will catch up to the one who plants. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.’
Psalm 69:35, Obadiah 1:17, Isaiah 14:2, Amos 9:11-13
“And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.”
In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it–one from the house of David–one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Isaiah 16:5, Isaiah 58:12
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
Psalm 18:3, Joel 2:32
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! The jailer woke up and saw the prison doors open. Thinking the prisoners had escaped, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!” Then calling for a light, he went in, and trembling, fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas. Then he took Paul and Silas outside and asked, “Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved?“
Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
But speak to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and songs of The Spirit; be singing in your hearts to THE LORD JEHOVAH.
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.
And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
Revelation 2:10, 1 Peter 3:15, Revelation 12:11
Fanny Crosby tells how in 1873, her friend Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp,
composed a melody and played it over to her two or three times on the piano. She then asked what it said.
She replied, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!”
“During the recent war in the Transvaal,” said a gentleman at my meeting in Exeter Hall, London, in 1900, “when the soldiers going to the front were passing another body of soldiers whom they recognized, their greetings used to be, ‘Four-nine-four, boys; four-nine-four;’ and the salute would invariably be answered with ‘Six further on, boys; six further on.’ The significance of this was that, in ‘Sacred Songs and Solos,’ a number of copies of the small edition of which had been sent to the front, number 494 was ‘God be with you until we meet again;’ and six further on than 494, or number 500, was ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine.’”
-Ira David Sankey,
(author of one of the most popular hymn and time books in the English language, entitled “Sacred Songs and Solos“)
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his face with Thanksgiving and we will glorify him with songs! Psalm 95:1-2
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
Psalm 100:4, Psalm 24:1
“He who sacrifices thank offerings honors Me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.”
“I will no longer hide My face from them, for I will pour out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” declares the Sovereign LORD.
“I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it,” declares the LORD.
“As for Me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,” says the LORD.
Ezekiel 39:29, Ezekiel 37:14, Isaiah 59:21
…until at last the Spirit is poured out on us from heaven. Then the wilderness will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops…it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 35:2
…the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.”
“For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.”
The works of His hands are faithful and just; all His precepts are trustworthy. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
Psalm 111:7, Psalm 139:14, Hosea 14:9
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
But I will sacrifice to you with songs of thanksgiving.
I will keep my vow. Victory belongs to the LORD!
“All the trees of the field will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. “‘I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.’” Ezekiel 17:24
Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future.
I saw before me what seemed to be a glass sea mixed with fire.
And on it stood all the people who had been victorious over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were all holding harps that God had given them and singing the song of God’s servant Moses and the song of the lamb. They sang, “The things you do are spectacular and amazing, Lord God Almighty. The way you do them is fair and true, King of the Nations.” Revelation 15:2-3
And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. Revelation 5:9
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”
Revelation 5:12, Revelation 16:7
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17