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. Although I’m only including the first three verses and the last one here, I would highly recommend looking up the whole chapter.

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 mildly jealous when I hear the testimony of someone who’d once 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?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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