Worship

Morning and Evening Songs

Oct 21

Morning and Evening Songs   “To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.” — Psalm xcii. 2.   IT is a notion of the Rabbis that this Psalm was sung by Adam in Paradise. There are no reasons why we should believe it was so, and there are a great many why we should …

Psalms:92:2

The Heavenly Singers and Their Song

Jul 14

The Heavenly Singers and Their Song   “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take …

Revelation:5:8-10

A Life-long Occupation

Oct 14

A Life-long Occupation   “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”— Hebrews xiii. 15.   IT is instructive to notice where this verse stands. The connection is a golden setting to the gem of the text. Here we have a description …

Hebrews:13:15

The Chariots of Ammi-Nadib

Jan 01

THE CHARIOTS OF AMMI-NADIB.   “Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Ammi-nadib.”— Solomon’s Song vi. 12.   WE cannot be quite sure at this date what these chariots of Ammi-nadib were to which the inspired poet here refers. Some suppose that he may have alluded to a person of that name, who …

Song of Solomon:6:12

Mary’s Song

Dec 25

Mary's Song   “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”—Luke 1:46-47.    MARY was on a visit when she expressed her joy in the language of this noble song. It were well if all our social intercourse were as useful to our hearts as this visit was to …

Luke:1:46-47

The New Song

Dec 28

The New Song   "O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory."—Psalm 98:1        There must be new songs on new occasions of triumph. It would have been absurd for Miriam with her timbrel to conduct the music of …

Psalms:98:1

The Elders Before the Throne

Mar 23

The Elders Before the Throne   “ And round about the throne were four-and-twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four-and-twenty elders sitting clothed in white raiment ; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” “ The four-and-twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever …

Revelation:4:4 & 10-11

God or Self—Which?

Mar 09

God or Self     Which?   “ Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me ? And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not …

Zechariah:7:5-6

Heavenly Worship

Dec 28

Heavenly Worship   "And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the …

Revelation:14:1-3