199. Praise be to the name of God
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Daniel's song of praise (Dan 2:20-23) and ours (Ephesians 1:3-9).
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November 04, 2008
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MP3 2.4 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
2:39 minutes
Words/music
John Hartley © John Hartley 2008
Story behind the song
PRAISE BE TO THE NAME OF GOD. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever: wisdom and power are his. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever: wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons, promotes, demotes the heathen kings; he gives the wise their reason, reveals the deepest hidden things, he knows what lies in darkness, and light eternal blazes from his throne unto his own. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever: wisdom and power are his. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever: wisdom and power are his. I praise you, God eternal, for wisdom and for power; I worship you, Supernal, exalt you in this hour: you answer what we ask you, the future of your people is secure, faithful and sure. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever: wisdom and power are yours. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever: wisdom and power are yours, yours alone. INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE Praise be to the Lord our God, the Father of Jesus: blessings be to his name! Praise be to the Lord our God, the Father of Jesus: eternally the same. He chose us to be holy, he blessed us as his treasured ones, he destined us for glory, adopted us as precious sons, redeemed us and forgave us, and sent his Son to save us for his own, by grace alone. Praise be to the Lord our God, the Father of Jesus: blessings be to his name! Praise be to the Lord our God, the Father of Jesus: eternally the same, ever the same. Words and music copyright © John Hartley 2008. All rights reserved. Based on Daniel 2:20-23 and Ephesians 1:3-9. Story behind the song God had just done a most amazing thing for Daniel - revealed the dream of Nebuchadnezzar to him as well as the interpretation, and thereby saved Daniel and his companions from execution. The first part of this song is a way of imagining the way Daniel might have responded, as his words are recorded in scripture. But, from a Christian point of view, God has done such an amazing thing for each one of us: Paul lists the different blessings which the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has poured out for us in him. So the song finishes with a reminder to us that we're just as blessed as Daniel ... for we have the same God as he. I don't really envisage this song being accompanied on a piano by itself, so as you listen, please imagine a fully-grown music group!