Sing Now of Your Salvation

Give thanks to the Lord,
For He is good;
His love never fails.
Keep singing these
Words of praise to Him,
If you know He’s saved you.

If you’ve ever been so lost
You couldn’t find the way
And wandered far and wide,
But you asked God for help
And He put you on the path,
Sing now of your salvation.

If you’ve ever been at sea
When storm winds struck your ship
And you were sure you’d sink,
But you called out to God
And He brought you safely home,
Sing now of your salvation.

If you’ve ever been bound up,
Entangled in your sins,
Or weighted down by guilt,
But you cried out to the Lord
And He set you fully free,
Sing now of your salvation.

About This Song:
Today’s song is based on various parts of Psalm 107. I’ll only include the first three verses and the last one here. . .

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
    from east and west, from north and south. . .
43 Let the one who is wise heed these things
    and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.
(NIV)

I saw the greatest quote a few years ago, although I couldn’t tell you where it originated. “Asking a Christian not to talk about Jesus is like asking grandparents not to talk about their grandkids.”

I get slightly jealous when I hear the testimony of someone who had needed rescuing in the worst kind of way from something unimaginably horrible and made a complete change of lifestyles on becoming a Christian.

That doesn’t describe me. I grew up in a fine Christian home, and I was a placid and obedient child. No drastic changes needed when I made my profession of faith in Christ.

But my story only begins with salvation. I’ve encountered  significant storms since then–an incurable illness that could have left me a vegetable; the loss of a three-day-old baby; divorce; downsizing from a job I’d been at almost nineteen years. And those things weren’t the only ones I’ve needed to be rescued from; I did some things later in life that I wasn’t very proud of and learned things about myself I didn’t like.

God has helped me deal with all of those things. He’s rescued me from each one.

No wonder I wrote a song based on Psalm 107. I know how good God has been to me, and–although I can never repay Him for any of His blessings–I can “keep singing these words of praise to Him.”

What about you? Has God rescued you from something you’d be willing to share? How about leaving a comment?

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

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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2 Responses to Sing Now of Your Salvation

  1. Noelene says:

    A lovely post of grace and forgiveness and hope. Thank you for sharing.
    The words of the song are beautiful.

  2. Thank you so much, Noelene. *big smile*

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