Sweet Song of Praise
Psalm 8:1,9 KJV
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
What comes to mind when we hear His name?
Is it the Sweetest Name We Know?
Is there strength and power, and joy of heaven,
That comforts our troubled soul?
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds,
To a heart so filled with pain;
It soothes the aching broken heart
And heals the wounds of shame.
O, Lover of our burdened soul,
Our never ending Friend,
Though weak and weary, bruised from sin,
Your forgiveness has no end.
May we lift our voices to heaven’s throne,
Of the matchless worth of Christ,
Our Prophet, Priest, and Glorious King,
Our Sustainer and Giver of life.
O LORD, our Lord,
What eternal excellence is given to Thy name,
The sweetest song of highest praise,
Will be to His precious name.
by Dianna Moffitt Carroll
David, in his songs of praise to God, expresses such loving words of devotion and proclaims His name as excellent and above all other names. He extols the Savior’s name and the matchless worth of who He is. Why should we praise the name of Jesus and give all honor to His name? Because He is worthy to be praised and His greatness is unsearchable in heaven above and on the earth beneath. “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Hebrews 13:15 KJV).
There is a well of strength hidden in the praises we sing and give to our Lord. Though our hearts are heavy at times and we don’t know what to do, we can meditate upon, “O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” He is our JEHOVAH-ROPHE, the God who heals; our JEHOVAH-EL ROI, the God who sees; our JEHOVAH-SHALOM, the Lord of peace and our Mighty God in need. He is there to defend, comfort and guide us; throughout our anxious days. Don’t let the songs of praise be mere words written with ink, but let the sweetest name ever sung–– bring healing to the soul. For then we’ll discover the marvelous privilege of getting to know, the One whose name is exalted above every name and at the name of JESUS, every knee shall bow (Philippians 2:10).
Lord, may I praise Your name with a heart of thanksgiving.