Because He Is Lord

How happy are those who worship the Lord with their songs
And live in the light of His presence!
Because He is Lord, they rejoice always,
And they sing of His everlasting goodness.
Yes, they sing of His everlasting goodness.

How happy are those who trust in the Lord with their hearts
And not in their own understanding!
Because He is Lord, they rejoice always,
And they sing of His ever abundant mercy.
Yes, they sing of His ever abundant mercy.

How happy are those who strive to live within God’s will,
Convinced that His plans all prove perfect!
Because He is Lord, they rejoice always,
And they sing of His never failing kindness.
Yes, they sing of His never failing kindness.

How happy are those who worship You, Lord, with their songs
And live in the light of Your presence!
Because You are Lord, they rejoice always,
And they sing of your everlasting goodness.
Yes, they sing of your everlasting goodness.

About This Song:
“Because He Is Lord” was inspired by three different Scriptures…

Psalm 89:15-16
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
    who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice in your name all day long;
    they celebrate your righteousness.
(NIV)

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
(NIV)

Romans 8:28
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
(NIV)

When’s the last time you had a complex plan work out exactly the way you intended? It does happen sometimes, but–more often than not–even the “best-laid plans” encounter little glitches along the way.

God’s plans are perfect, though.

“What?” you ask. “If His plans are so perfect, why isn’t my life perfect?”

To answer that, we need to look back at the Garden of Eden. Life was perfect–until Adam and Eve sinned. God had to expel them from the Garden, and their lives ceased to be perfect. Because they failed to remain in God’s perfect plan.

Throughout the Bible, God promised His people–not just the Jews, but everyone who trusts in Him–that He would take care of them. But if they strayed, they brought imperfection into their lives.

Hmm. We all sin, though. Where’s our hope?

God’s mercy is far beyond my ability to comprehend. When we confess our sins and ask His forgiveness, we place our lives back under His control. That won’t necessarily make them perfect from a human perspective, but we can rest assured that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s all the assurance I need. No wonder I love to sing about God’s goodness.

A PDF lead sheet for this song is not available. However, if you think this song might prove useful for your needs, please Contact Me at my website to make a request for it. I can’t promise to honor your request, but I’ll do the best I can.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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