Old or New
“All the Levites who were musicians — Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives—stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: ‘He is good; His love endures forever.’ Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.” II Chronicles 5:12-14
Wow! I wish I had been at this celebration; sounds like an awesome day! I love REAL worship services. I enjoy singing both contemporary and classic worship music; two of my favorites are Michael W. Smith’s Above ALL:
Above all powers, above all kings, above all nature & all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man, You were here before the world began
Above all kingdoms, above all thrones, above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth & treasures of the earth, there’s no way to measure what You’re worth
Crucified, laid behind a stone, you lived to die, rejected and alone:
Like a rose, trampled on the ground; You took the fall & thought of me, Above all!
And Eugene Monroe Bartlett, Sr’s Victory in Jesus:
I heard an old, old story, how a Savior came from glory,
How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me;
I heard about His groaning, of His precious blood’s atoning,
Then I repented of my sins and won the victory.
O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever.
He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood;
He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him,
He plunged me to victory, beneath the cleansing flood.
Old or new; the song’s the same! Thank you Jesus! Praise Your name!
Unless noted, scripture is NIV ©1984 Int’l Bible Society
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