Songs in the Night

28 Feb

An encouragement from Charles Spurgeon:

Any man can sing in the day.  When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it.  When wealth rolls in abundance around him, any man can praise the God who gives a plenteous harvest or sends home a loaded argosy…

It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is skillful who sings when there is not a ray of light to read by, who sings from his heart.  No man can make a song in the night of himself; he may attempt it, but he will find that a song in the night must be divinely inspired.  Let all things go well, I can weave songs, fashioning them wherever I go out of the flowers that grow on my path; but put me in a desert, where no green thing grows, and wherewith shall I frame a hymn of praise to God?…

No, it is not in man’s power to sing when all is adverse…Since our Maker gives songs in the night, let us wait on him for the music…Let us not remain songless because affliction is upon us, but tune our lips to the melody of thanksgiving.

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One Response to “Songs in the Night”

  1. dziewczyna 1 March 2010 at 11:08 AM #

    And this is exactly what I needed to hear, right now. I’m so glad you joined the blog party!

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