The Song of The Victorious
“Where is God my Maker,
who gives songs in the night…”
There are melodies heard in dark places, graces that are developed in the oppression and angst of the soul. There are lyrics written upon the soul of His own; songs from the deep wherein Christ abides. They are but mere whispers of glory winding their way from heaven’s throne.
“By day the LORD commands his steadfast love,
and at night His song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life”
Psalm 42:8 (ESV)
In David’s distress and searching for God he called to remembrance the steadfast Love of God and His song which had come to him in his former night seasons. The psalmist found great comfort in these songs of the night seasons. The desire of God unto David became David’s desire unto the Lord (deep calleth unto deep). It is the song of the redeemed “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are THE called according to his purpose…” Romans 8:28
“Let me remember my song in the night;
let me meditate in my heart…”
Psalm 77:6 (LITV)
May His former graces and the melodies of previous victories bring comfort and consolation in our current night seasons. His keeping power is revealed when His songs of faith arise, and our distresses dissipate as the dew in the morning sun.
“Ye shall have a song, as in the night
when a holy solemnity is kept…”
It is in the night, as the busyness of the day gives way to silence, that the righteous weigh the activities of the day, the conversations had, the thoughts allowed. In the solemnity of these moments the song of the Lord washes us clean and comforts our soul.
The Song of Habakkuk
The Song of the Lord arises in Habakkuk in the vanity and desolation of Israel in his day:
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer’s; He makes me tread on my high places…”
The Song of the Lord brought hope and vitality in his current situation, a song of personal promise from God that HE would enable Habakkuk to walk upon his high places in spite of the barrenness of his surroundings.
May we hear the sweet stanzas of His promises. May we see and touch the indomitable faith of Him beckoning us to walk above the weariness of the land in which we now reside.
The song of the Lord becoming our truth will be revealed in those who in this last hour are able to sing the “song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb”.
“And I saw, as a glassy sea having been mixed with fire. And the ones overcoming the beast, and its image, and its mark, of the number of its name, were standing on the glassy sea, having harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty, righteous and true are Your ways, King of the saints…”
Revelation 15:2-3 (LITV)
Only the victorious can sing this song. It is a song sung by those who have discovered the victory of the Lamb amid the storm and suffering. Paul and Silas sang in their prison and multitudes more in the succeeding generations that have gone before us!
“And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away”
It is a song that takes time to learn but one I trust and pray I will fully learn before the fury of the coming storm engulfs our land. In the knowledge of such truths, we become aware of the necessity for every vestige of bitterness to be eradicated from our hearts. Even so Lord, bring me/us into the full wonder of Your Song!
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us”
See Related Post: “Birth of a Song”
“God has prepared for Himself one great song of praise throughout eternity, and those who enter the community of God join in this song. It is the song that the “morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy” at the creation of the world. (Job 38:7). It is the victory song of the children of Israel after passing through the Red Sea, the Magnificat of Mary after the annunciation, the song of Paul and Silas in the night of prison, the song of the singers on the sea of glass after their rescue, the “song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb” (Rev. 15:3) It is the song of the heavenly fellowship”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer