Please refer to the March 5, 2014 – Ash Wednesday post for the Introduction to this Music Experience for Lent.
FSFD005 Song Title: Come People – Psalm 95:1-3 (If you don’t have a Bible handy, you can read this passage at BibleGateway.com)
Come people, come people. God’s calling you.
Come people, come people. Say yes to God.
Come people, come people. His call is sure.
Come people, come people. Receive God’s love.
The Lord is King, the faithful One. He waits for you to do His will.
Come people, come people. He’ll guard and rescue you.
Come people, come people. and serve the Lord.
Come people, come people. He loves you so!
Come people, come people. You will find joy. You will find joy!
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.
Songs, shouts, gratitude, and praise erupted from those gathered to worship the Lord. While there are certainly many examples of stillness and silence in God’s presence taught and illustrated in Scripture, there are equally as many examples of raucous worship. Both peaceful silence and enthusiastic praise are appropriate expressions of worship to our great God. ~ LAS Bible
So come people, and worship God! 🙂
I really love this one Bonnie, thanks I am enjoying this for part of my Lenten devotions
These lines from Psalm 95 are among my favorites. A joyful noise! There should be more of it in our churches. And I don’t just mean peppier music. The true joyful noise is a response to God’s wonder and goodness. It springs up from an inner experience of God’s Spirit. We rarely make room for this. I wonder how we might enable the admittance of real joy into our worship. I love the line in the communion service where I say: “Lift up your hearts!” and the congregation responds: “We lift them up to the Lord.” In true, joyful worship the lifting up of hands is, in my opinion, optional. But the lifting up of the heart is a must. Sometimes we lift it with happiness, and sometimes we lift it as a wounded thing that we need to show the one who loves us best, like a child with a hurt. But we must lift them up. Music can be the wind beneath our hearts that lifts them up.
I love that the Bible has so many references to music and song to aid us in lifting our hearts to God. I agree that being joyful in our faith and worship does not mean we are happy all of the time but that we can be filled with His love no matter how the world is making us feel.