“40 Songs for 40 Days” – Ash Wednesday

40 Songs for 40 Days By B. Evans © 2011

Psalm 33:1-5 says to sing joyfully to the lord, to praise Him, and to sing to Him a new song for his word is right and true, He is faithful in all He does, He loves righteousness and justice, and the earth is full of His unfailing love. Jesus Christ, Son of God, died for our sins. He gave all. What can we hope to give back? I wish to offer, with this song collection, a daily time of singing and reflection on God’s word for the 40 days of Lent or to remember the 40 days that Jesus was on earth after He rose from the dead until He ascended into heaven. I plan each day  to listen to the song, read the related scripture passages, and then sing along with the song. Please join me! Whatever your use of this material, I pray that it is a blessing!

FSFD001 Song Title: The Lord Is – 2 Samuel 22:1-4 (If you do not have a Bible handy you can go to BibleGateway.com to read this passage.)

The Lord is my rock, and the Lord is my fortress. And He delivers me.

The Lord is my shield, and the Lord is my stronghold. From evil He saves me.

He is the Lord, who is worthy. I call on Him night and day.

He is the horn of salvation. He hears my cries and my praise.

The Lord is my rock, and the Lord is my fortress. And He delivers me.

The Lord is my shield, and the Lord is my stronghold. From evil He saves me.

His power saves me.


About Bonita B. Evans

Since I was young I have felt God's presence in my life. I have been singing Christian music since I was a small child. Reading and studying the Bible have become more and more important in my life. In 2008, songs started coming into my head when reading, driving and also sleeping, so I decided to write them down and share them. For Christmas 2008, I recorded a ten song CD for my family and friends. For Advent 2009, I shared the first version of "A Flame in My Heart" with my church, family and friends. In 2011, I created and shared in this blog "40 Songs for 40 Days" for Lent. For Advent 2011 and 2012 I posted revised versions of "A Flame in My Heart". For Lent 2013 I reposted "40 Songs for 40 Days". I am not sure why this has all happened but I consider it to be a gift from God.
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4 Responses to “40 Songs for 40 Days” – Ash Wednesday

  1. Dodie Sheffield says:

    Lovely, Bonnie. I’m so thrilled that you were able to complete this in time for Lent. It will be a part of my devotions for the next 40 days. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

  2. Barbara Clark says:

    very nice Bonnie, will be here every day for the next 40, thanks you. I enjoyed the gift you gave me a year or two ago & will enjoy this one also. God is good.

  3. Dorey says:

    Thank you for your beautiful adaptation of David’s song of praise. As we begin the season of Lent, it is a great reminder of how God is our constant protector. He is always there to save us from our troubles. I hope you had a nice Ash Wednesday service. Bealia spent most of our service touching my forehead and giving me a perplexing look as if to say, “Mommy, what do you have on your head?!”

  4. Dorey says:

    David was a skilled musician who played his harp for Saul, instituted the music programs in the Temple, and wrote more of the book of Psalms than anyone else. Writing a song like this was not unusual for David. This royal hymn of thanksgiving is almost identical to Psalm 18.

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