Monday, June 10, 2024

Sing a New Song

 

Danny and I in his new music studio

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. ~Psalm 96:1


A new song shall I sing unto the Lord

When I, in doubt, surrender to His might

In fears I've faced, forgiveness love, finds

Me, through Him who will forever fight

For justice, peace, truth, righteousness

Though earth dissolve, faith will not betray

God's Word, His pledge, His presence, promises.

His mercies new at dawn of every day.

Amen!

52 comments:

  1. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Didn't know you both were into music!
    Faith indeed will not betray.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Danny and I sang contemporary Christian music for years at our former church, and are now praising God through song in our new one. We are so grateful to be learning some new songs and rehearsing some older ones, Mariette.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Amen. Wonderful hymn, Martha.

    I like your new studio.

    God bless you and your family.

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    1. Thanks so much, Victor! Yes, Danny and I are really enjoying the new studio with state-of-the-art equipment that his sons gave him on his last birthday. What a joy to sing for the Lord!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Very cool Martha! Craft and sing those new songs to the Lord

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    1. Just to set the record straight, Bill, we're not writing songs, but learning some new ones to offer to our church's worship service. Such an honor!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Danny is feeling better!? That's wonderful! Nice studio. Oh, I wish I was musically gifted. I tried to learn the guitar and the flute when I was a kid but have zero musical talent. I do like to sing (doesn't mean I'm any good though ... lol). Y'all have a great day. 💙

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    1. He is feeling well these days, Sparky, praise the Lord! His doctor gave him the all-clear to play guitar and sing, and this is so healing for him and for me. Whether you can sing or not, you can always praise God with the gifts He gave you.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. It's the hope that sustains.

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    1. The only Hope that matters, Glynn, you are so right.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Bom dia, Martha
    Louvar ao Senhor é uma alegria, que lindo o novo estúdio musical, que o Senhor abençoe sempre a vida de vocês, um forte abraço.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucinalva! Always a joy to sing His praises.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. What a difference music makes. Enjoy!

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    1. Music always makes a difference for the better, Diana, that's for sure. Let us praise the Lord with harp and lyre.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. People love listening to good music. This song will be a joy to hear, the audience and the Lord will be filled with joy when they hear it.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words here, Bill, but this is simply a poem inspired by the fact that we are once again able to learn some new songs and share them with our church family.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. What a terrific photograph, Martha.
    Your poem is beautiful! The last line, in particular, fills my heart.

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    1. You are too kind, Mevely! I thought the photograph was great, too. Danny's phone captured it. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  10. As always I love your poetry. Have you put any of it to music? Just a thought.
    Blessings, Martha!

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    1. No music; I'll let the poem sing for itself. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  11. thecontemplativecat here. Your poems are so meaningful. Thanks .

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Susan.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Songs to God, and Faith in God, go hand in hand.

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    1. They absolutely go together, Duta. How can we NOT sing praises to our Lord?
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Oh, that looks so wonderful! I know you are both happy to be singing for the joy of the Lord! I didn't know Danny had a new music studio. Did I miss a post about it? It looks very state of the art! I would LOVE to hear you both sing sometime!!!

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    1. For his birthday last year, Danny's sons gave him a state of the art upgrade for his studio and helped him set it up. Needless to say, Danny was thrilled! It's a great way to be able to learn and record songs of praise, new and old. I think Danny will be putting some of recordings on his Facebook account soon, Pamela.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. So well written, Martha. Beautiful. xo

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words here, Terri.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Wow... I'm impressed, Martha--yet another gift God has given you guys that I didn't know about. It's such an encouraging thing to see how many ways God has at His disposal to equip and empower His servants to bring HIs Kingdom to earth. And once again, the picture of Danny's studio adds visual depth to the words and helps to highlight the message you expressed so poetically. Thank you for inviting us into your home and heart for another inspiring visit and God bless you for continuing to keep the light of His Truth shining.

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    1. Thank you once again, Ron, for your kind and generous words here. We are so blessed to have a venue in which we can sing praises to the Lord in our new church, and we are learning some new contemporary Christian songs as we return to the tried and true ones we sang in the past. This brings both of us such joy and fulfillment, and keeps our focus on God instead of our earthly worries. Isn't that what He wants from us?
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Beautiful. His mercies are new every morning.

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    1. Amen, Debra! We see that each day He gives us breath.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. How delightful to have your very own studio for rehearsing, Martha! And of course I love your poem. Praise God he is always on the side of justice, peace, truth, righteousness! Also praising God that Danny is doing so well!

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    1. I, too, praise God every day for His undeserved mercies and salvation, Nancy. It is so healing for Danny and for me to still be able to celebrate God's goodness through the gift of music. May we always use those to His glory.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Music completes us as humans, your poem is wonderful just like you are

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    1. Oh, Jo-Anne, you are so very kind. Music is an integral part of our humanity, for sure.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. This poem indeed sings a new song of praise and admonition to the Lord Almighty! May our hearts always sing to Him. God bless, Martha. Karen Friday

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    1. Amen, Karen! How could we NOT sing praises to our God and King?
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Music whether through voice or heart delights the Lord.

    Hugs and Blessings

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    1. It certainly does, Jim. Praise Him with the harp and lyre and with our voices in harmony.
      Love and blessings!

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  21. Your poem is beautiful and inspiring, Martha.
    The studio looks fantastic, and I can feel the joy it brings you both to sing and praise God.
    Wishing you and Danny continued blessings and joy!

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    1. Thank you for your kind, thoughtful words here, Veronica. Yes, we are enjoying our new space for music.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. We sure are enjoying it.
      Love and blessings!

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  23. Oh, to see you two using the gifts God has given you. What a wonderful feeling it is to be in His will doing something we love and that brings Him glory. So great to see this. I'm glad Mr. Danny is feeling better and praying your voice remains strong and vibrant throughout. Is this new studio in your home? How cool is that?! God's blessings, ma'am.

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