Oh Praise Him!

I love praise and worship songs.  I do think there is a difference between the two and sometimes the same song can fit into both categories.  I believe David Crowder hit a nice balance of both with this song. 

Turn your ear
To Heaven and hear
The noise inside
The sound of angels
The sound of angel’s songs
And all this for a King
We could join and sing
“All to Christ the King!”

How constant
How divine
This song of ours will rise
Oh, how constant
How divine
This love of ours will rise
Will rise…

CHORUS:
O praise Him!
O praise Him!
He is Holy!
He is Holy, yeah!

Turn your gaze
To Heaven and raise
A joyous noise
Oh, the sound of salvation come
The sound of rescued ones
And all this for a king
Angles join to sing
“All for Christ the King!”

CHORUS [2x]

Oh la la la la la…
O pra-ise Him!
O pra-ise Him!
He is Ho-ly!
He is Ho-ly!!

How infinite and sweet
This love so rescuing
Oh how infinitely sweet
This great love that has redeemed
As one, we sing…

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!
He is Ho-ly!
He is Ho-ly!” [2x]

O pra-ise Him!
O pra-ise Him!
He is Ho-ly!
He is Ho-ly!
Oh, La la la la la la..

Can you imagine hearing the angels sing?  What must that sound like?  I’ve lead worship before and had people come up after service and tell me we sounded so beautiful when I know for a fact both singers were in different keys, my fingers hit every wrong note on the keyboard and the guitar player was in his own beat apart from everyone else.  I’ve wondered if what people are hearing is heaven joining us and drowning out our mistakes?

What is the sound of salvation come?  What sound does a rescued one make?  Has it truly sunk in that we are rescued?  Or do you still see the prison you were in?  There are some animals that have been in captivity for so long that they can not comprehend that they could just walk through the open door.  Birds tend toward that.  After a long time in a cage, if they aren’t let out and interacted with, you could leave the door to their cage open and they wouldn’t even see it, they wouldn’t come out.

How many of us are like that?  We’ve accepted salvation from Christ, yet are still sitting in our cage of consequences for sin.  Sometimes it takes awhile to walk through those and reach the door, but sometimes we are right by the door yet refuse to take that final step into freedom.  Step out and praise Him.  Shout and sing to Christ the King!

Step out of the cage of “proper decorum” and get real with your Savior,

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