Of all the songs the Lord has given me, this is one of two, word for word from the KJV Bible that I haven’t written either the lyrics or the melody for. Another song, Cause Me to Hear, I was given the melody for. The words are from the KJV Psalm 143:8-10.
This song is a song of eternal victory that became real in life and particularly enjoyable to me.
Most recently, I noticed the repeated phrase in this psalm of “turning again” our spiritual captivity (verses 1 and 4) something the Jews, descendants of Abraham through Isaac, God’s chosen people of Israel experienced in actual life as a nation on earth. They were captive, let loose, and then we find them calling for yet another deliverance.
Who knew we needed repeated releases in our spiritual odyssey? I experienced this within. It’s the way it works and you won’t know it until it happens to you. It’s another world. The Bible testifies to this reality.
I’m thankful for this Psalm and how its meaning became real for me, a matter of perpetual celebration. You won’t believe me until you experience it for yourself. If you have, you’ll say, “Victor, I hear you!” And if you haven’t, one day you will, as all shall in their appointed times.
Psalms 126:1-6 (KJV)
1 A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
You can listen to Psalm 126 here.