Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song!
words by Dan Forrest
Praise to the Lord of the small broken things,
Who sees the poor sparrow that cannot take wing,
Who loves the lame child and the wretch in the street,
Who comforts their sorrows and washes their feet.
Praise to the Lord of the faint and afraid,
Who girds them with courage and lends them His aid;
He pours out his spirit on vessels so weak,
That the timid can serve and the silent can speak.
Praise to the Lord of the frail and the ill,
Who heals their afflictions or carries them till
They leave this tired frame and to paradise fly,
To never be sick and never to die.
Praise him, O praise Him all ye who live,
Who’ve been given so much and can so little give;
Our frail lisping praise God will never despise–
He sees His dear children through mercy-filled eyes.
Can you recognize any Scripture promises in this song? What phrases most speak to you, challenge you, or lift you up? How can you include spiritual songs and hymns like this in your personal prayer and worship?