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The Song of the Redeemed
by Danna Appleby
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The Song of the Redeemed

ďYou are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being.Ē Rev. 4:11

You have probably noticed that everything in Godís creation has a melody all its own. Rain makes a melody as it falls from the heavens and hits rocks and pebbles with a clip clop, clip clop. Brooks gurgle with excitement as a downpour of rain comes and causes it to rush down a winding path that has been chiseled into underlying stones over eons of time. The hills come alive as the winds whir and whine and tree tops toss to and fro as if to wave their branches in praise to their Creator. Thunder can be heard throughout every meadow and vale as it proclaims its mighty presence with terrific rumblings and booms. The waterfall will not be left out as it sings a song all its own and joyfully rushes over cliffs of granite. And when the rain is over and the sun comes out, all of nature proclaims its praise to God.

Almighty God must swell with admiration as He hears His creation sing their song. He must have loved the harmonious melodies or He would not have caused each one to sing their song of praise to start with.

And what about the angels who gather around the throne of God to proclaim to their Creator and King, ďHoly, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.Ē (Rev. 4:8) Untold thousands sing their song of praise to the God of the universe as He sits upon His majestic throne while Jesus Christ, the Son, the spotless unblemished Lamb, sits at His right hand. (Heb 1:3; Rev. 5:11)

Out of all of these delightful songs, I wonder which song God could possibly treasure most? What could be the Fatherís favorite song of all time? Could it be the song of the pouring rain or the tune of the gurgling brook? Could it be the wind as it whistles its song while making its way through a glorious winding canyon? Maybe itís the rushing waterfall as it spills into a mighty rapid.

No, I believe the Fatherís favorite song is the Song of the Redeemed, a song that can only be sung by every Believer, knowing that he has been washed by the Blood of the Lamb. Itís a song so glorious that no other song can match it!

Many Believers sing from within their joyful spirits the hymn, ďHoly, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy, falling down before Thee. Who wert and art and evermore shall be!Ē

And others sing of their redemption, ďIím redeemed by love divine. Glory, glory, Christ is mine. All to Him, I now resign. I have been, I have been redeemed.Ē

Still others sing their praises with: ďBlessed assurance. Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine. Heir of salvation, purchase of God. Born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood. -- This is my story, this is my song. Praising my Savior all the day long. This is my story. This is my song. Praising my Savior all the day long.Ē

And still others proclaim: ďSaved by the blood of the Crucified One! All hail to the Father, all hail to the Son, all hail to the Spirit, the great Three in One! Saved by the blood of the Crucified One! -- Glory, Iím saved! Glory Iím saved! My sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone! Glory, Iím saved! Glory, Iím saved! Iím saved by the blood of the Crucified One!Ē

Unknown thousands sing of their Risen Savior: ďI serve a risen Savior, Heís in the world today. I know that He is living, whatever men may say. I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer. And just the time I need Him Heís always near Ė He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along lifeís narrow way. He lives! He lives, salvation to impart. You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart!Ē

The Song of the Redeemed is a different song than that of any angel because only mankind can sing of their redemption. Itís a song that echoes to the Father encircling the throne in praise and adoration for His complete and utter love and compassion for them. Itís a song that is ever so sweet and pleasing to the Fatherís ears.

Itís a song in celebration of our Redemption which was paid for by Jesus Christ when He suffered, bled and died for all at Calvary.

Itís a song of every Christian for the freedom from the chains of death, hell and the grave that can no longer hold them. Oh, praise God for those who can join the chorus and can sing in unity the Song of the Redeemed!

And they sung a new song, saying You are worthy to take the Book, and to open the Seals thereof for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. Rev. 5:9

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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