Praise God, From Whom All Blessing Flow

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Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow

Words:  Thomas K en, 1709  /  Music: Louis Bourgeois, 1551

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above , ye Heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen!

Praise does not come easy today. Looking ahead to what this day holds brings more worry and foreboding than the inclination to praise. Yet, we are reminded that praise is both our purpose and our calling. James wrote, and I paraphrase here for emphasis–Consider a reason to be be joyful, a reason for praise, when you face difficulties and hard time (James 1:2).

I am reminded of another another song of a slightly different genre than the beloved hymn above.  Petra sang this back in the 90’s and recorded it on their album “All Fired Up” —

Somebody’s gonna praise His name
Somebody’s gonna call him “Lord”
It’ll either be you or me, or it’s gonna be a rock or tree
Somebody, somebody’s gonna praise His  name

In the midst of very difficult circumstances, praise can be (and should be) my response.  That “somebody” should be me!

 

4 comments

  1. This verse really spoke to me as I am having a hard time not getting to hear from Jace right now (he is now in India but we don’t know where).
    I’m not sure what you guys are going through but I’ll be praying for you!!
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 (NIV)

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! Pray you’ll be able to hear from (or at least about) him soon. I know my own mother has probably often felt the same way. A “calling” for the children is also a calling for the parents. Some parents accept this calling with joy, as mine have, and others not-so-much. I can tell that while this calling is sometimes hard you are taking it all as an opportunity to be “consider it great joy.”

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