I was going to do some news today, but never mind, it’ll keep. Still thundering, cats under the bed, rain coming down… but the Lord is on His throne.
Linda requested this one: Oh, Lord, You’re Beautiful, by the late Keith Green. We lost him in a plane crash: but by the loving and almighty providence of God, he’ll sing again someday–if he isn’t already singing somewhere in Christ’s Kingdom.
Linda asked for this: Create in Me a Clean Heart, by Keith Green. It ought to sound familiar: “Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me,” Psalm 51:10–the Psalm David wrote in repentance for his terrible sin in lusting for Bathsheba and arranging for her husband to be killed, so he could take her.
God’s word tells the truth, even when it hurts. Because only the truth can set us free.
This is another one Susan suggested–Your Love Broke Through (Like Waking Up from the Longest Dream) by Keith Green.
Hopefully there are some newcomers to this blog today–can’t make any progress without ’em. If you’re new, and there’s a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just leave a comment anywhere on this blog and we’ll do the rest. The hymn shop is always open, and open to all.
So we’ll start the day with There Is a Redeemer, by Keith Green: here you go, Linda.
If you’re new to this blog, or just haven’t spoken up yet, I want you to know that anybody can request a hymn–the more, the merrier.
We need to proclaim our faith. We need to encourage one another.
By reader request: This is Psalm 51, set to modern music and performed by Keith Green. David wrote this after God punished his adultery with Bathsheba.
That was very serious business. Bad enough that David took a man’s wife. But he also used his power as king to get the man, Uriah the Hittite, killed in battle. So in addition to adultery, David was guilty of murder and treason. I use the word “treason” in its original sense, meaning a personal betrayal.
Clean in me a clean heart, O God, and a right spirit.
Who doesn’t need to pray that prayer?