Song In The Night

Sing and make music to the Lord in your hearts; always give thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:19-20

Young life ripped apart,
one more shattered heart,
everything around us fails.
Then God makes a way
by Mercy’s new day;
His Love is in the details.

Through times of peril
dark days feel sterile –
the beginning of sorrow.
Twilight entangles,
evil sin mangles,
and grief plunders tomorrow.

Afflicted and torn,
we know how to mourn,
yet comfort is sown in tears,
stored up in God’s palms,
yielding endless psalms
despite these arduous years.

Wars, rumors of war,
crying “How much more?”
Witnessing the end of days,
with faith like a child
on whom God has smiled,
we must watch and pray always.

Famine of the soul,
doubt has paid its toll,
leaving all hope unspoken.
But strum chords of praise
with an upward gaze
and sing lyrics unbroken.

Seek out His true Light
in the darkest night,
God loves to share His guidance.
Faith resounds through strife,
bubbling up to life
trading places with silence.

Pure song in the night,
notes we didn’t write,
God’s melody makes us whole.
Perfect above all,
answering our call,
sweet words whispered to the soul.

Poetry Type: alouette

It is such a beautiful thought that God gives us His song in the night. I certainly have had this experience in times of both joy and adversity where God brings His Word to my remembrance in the form of a scripture, a song or a poem. It is such a comforting moment of peace and I pray that you have experienced God’s Word in this way.

Paraphrasing Proverbs 6:22, we learn that God’s Word “will guide us when we walk, protect us when we sleep, and talk to us when we are awake.” Charles Spurgeon expounded on this scripture in one of his sermons, saying that God’s Word has three purposes: 1) to guide us 2) to be the guardian of our days and 3) to be our sweet companion.

God’s Word is always personal no matter what state of mind we are in – whether it be happiness or sadness – peacefulness or fearfulness. When you embrace the Word of God, the Word of God embraces you. As we look at the world around us today, we see so much pain and suffering that now more than ever, we need God’s Word as our sweet companion.

My prayer is that no matter what challenges you are facing, that God will give you His song in the night.

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Song In The Night

  1. Very nice poem that speaks of hope in the midst of trying times. I like this style of poem too – the alouette. I may have to give it a try. Hope you and your family will have a blessed Christmas. 🙂

    Carol

  2. Great poem! Reflects the times we live in very well.

  3. Sylvia

    Can feel the pain so much and the healing love of God. You’ve captured it perfectly.

  4. Love the poem! Beautifully expresses the deep pain we often experience in this life and the consoling comforting love of God when we need it most.

    Thanks for stopping by my site.

    Hoping all is well with you and yours …

  5. Another soul-filled poem. I’ve tried commenting on this one several times, but haven’t found the right response. The words have touched me where I am. I believe that each of us has a God-song written on our hearts by God that is ours and ours alone. A melody that sings who He is to me and who I am to Him. I feel the chords being strummed in my heart when I sing praise to Him. I pray that I hear my God-song. I pray that each of us hears our God-song.

    David.

  6. soulful like david says…singing the unbroken lyrics touched me most i think…i’ve been a worship leader for years in our church and bringing praise to god means a lot to me..yet there were times when all songs were broken..and the wonderful thing was..he didn’t mind at all…

    • morningstarpoetry

      Thank you, Claudia for sharing your experience. Fortunately God does look at the heart and He is always faithful even when we feel faithless or broken. He is our song.

      Blessings!

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