Updated: Mar 6
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the LORD
If I am to join David in subscribing to a lifestyle of worship, now is no exception when it comes to blessing the Lord. Because at any given moment (this one included) all my negative emotions and experiences are dwarfed by ALL of the goodness bestowed upon me by God!
Erica and I both got up this morning having one of those days when there is a sense of fatigue coupled with overall heaviness! When we came together to talk/pray about our day we realized we had separately had this song, Rise, come to our minds and had sung/prayed through it as a way to combat the heaviness.
This line -
Oh my soul, put on the garment of paise
And take a toll on the spirit of heaviness
Till it’s gone, it’s gone and all that is left is joy joy joy.
gave us both the tool we needed to break out of the funk and turn our eyes to Jesus for perspective.
It’s funny how a song you wrote can minister to you! I’m finding, as with most worship leaders, that we minister minister best with songs that speak to us first. This song has seemed to resonate with others as well as we’ve sung it at Celebrate Recovery and at our Sunday morning services. As we share it here, we hope and pray it will be a blessing to you too! Take a listen:
Here are the lyrics:
Verse My God is good to me In every season He is faithful now and will always be My God is mighty and full of mercy He will never never fail Chorus I will rise with the morning And bless the Lord for this brand new day I will join with heavens And all of creation to say I love you Lord For the wonder of mercies And brand new chances that come my way I won't be silent but I'll bless the Lord
Bridge O my soul put on the garment of praise And take a toll on the spirit of heaviness Till it's gone it's gone And all that is left is Joy Joy Joy
CCLI Song Id: 7214468