07 June, 2006

Reflection: Psalm 118 - "This is the Day" revisited

That Very Day

That very day
That very day
Christ rose from the grave
Christ rose from the grave
We will rejoice
We will rejoice and be glad in it
And be glad in it
Just for that day our Friend was sent
He ushered us into His presence
That very day
That very day
That the Lord has made

He took our side
He took our side
And He stood with us
And He stood with us
He is our Strength
He is our Strength and Deliverer
Our Deliverer
Our enemies gathered 'round to scoff
His Name prevailed and we cut them off
He took our side
He took our side
And delivered us

Shout out for joy
Shout out for joy
In His victory
In His victory
Praise His right hand
Praise His right hand, raised to set us free
Raised to set us free
Praise His right hand though He chastised us
In Him we cross gates of righteousness
We here proclaim
We here proclaim
What the Lord has done

3 comments:

Milly said...

Amen

DugALug said...

Okay,

You've been given lemons and you are making lemonade.

God Bless
Doug

codepoke said...

You know, this really is not about a song I hate. I always assumed that the song had something to do with the verse behind it.

Bah.

When the passage opened up for me, and I saw how much more was there than the little ditty can handle, I just had to write a little more.

I score about 1 in 5 on my songs. 4 of them have entered the regular church repertoire, and I think I have put 20 or more out there over the years. If I come back to this one in a week or month, and still like it, then I will clean it up and submit to my current church.

Any suggestions are welcome.