Monday, February 6, 2023

At all times

At All Times Praise the Lord
By Johann S. Howson
At all times praise the Lord;
His promises are sure;
What if thou doubt? His steadfast Word
Unchanging shall endure.

Praise Him when skies are bright,
And gladness fills thy days;
Heav’n shames thee with its glorious light,
And calls thee to His praise.

Praise Him when clouds are dark;
True faith waits not to prove;
Tho’ hope no bright’ning gleam may mark,
His meaning still is love.

Praise Him when drear and lone
The shadows ’round thee fall,
No eye upon thy sins but One—
Fear not, He pardons all.

Praise Him when home is sweet,
As tho’ we ne’er should part;
But pray—while kindred spirits meet—
Pray for a thoughtful heart.

Praise Him when far away
On mountain or on sea;
Each place is home to them who pray;
The Father guardeth thee.

Praise Him when joyful songs
The saints on earth unite,
In sacred chorus, with the throngs
Of angels in the height.

At all times praise the Lord;
His promises are sure;
Fear not, doubt not; His steadfast Word
Unchanging shall endure.

"I will bless the Lord at all times: 
His praise shall continually be in my mouth."
Psalm 134:1


Gabrielle said...

Dear Sunshine Country,
Your comment on my recent post made me both sad and happy...sad to hear that you are going through a difficult time in your life, and happy to know that my post, in some small way, encouraged you.
You are in my daily prayers, and I trust that, as God promises, 'everything will work out for your good!' Sending love,

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. It is full of truth. God is good all the time!

Sunshine Country said...

Gabrielle, Your prayers mean a lot to me...thank you so much. I really appreciate your comment, and reminding me of the promise that all things will work out for my good. Thank you for your encouragement!

Sunshine Country said...

Sister in the Midwest - you're welcome. Yes, He is. I've been learning a lot to remember God's goodness to me even when everything around looks to my natural mind as if it were against me...but God is good, and I truly want to bless and praise Him at all times, no matter what I'm going through, and rest in His promises! Thank you for commenting!