Saturday, November 20, 2010

"God Wants to Hear You Sing"

Their chains were fastened tight
Down at the jail that night
Still Paul and Silas would not be dismayed
They said, “It’s time to lift our voice, sing praises to the Lord
Let’s prove that we will trust Him come what may”

God wants to hear you sing
When the waves are crashing ’round you
When the fiery darts surround you
When despair is all you see
God wants to hear your voice
When the wisest man has spoken
And says, “Your circumstance is as hopeless as can be”
That’s when God wants to hear you sing

He loves to hear our praise on our cheerful days
When the pleasant times outweigh the bad, by far
But when suffering comes along
And we still sing Him songs
That is when we bless the Father’s heart. 

--Rodney Griffin


  1. Very nice poem Hannah, thanks for sharing!! Amazingly enough, I was just reading that story (of Paul and Silas) last night because I was sharing it in a YD article. Very good lessons there about faith in God and praise even during difficult times.

  2. Seth, thats actualy a song. lol, I really like it too! :)

  3. Wow, I just listened to the song this evening and then when Googling it I found Hannah's blog post again. That is an AWESOME song!!! So uplifting and powerful and true.