Sunday, June 01, 2008


Look upon the rainbow, and praise him who made it. Sirach 43:11

Let us go and wake up the universe .. and sing his praises. Mariam Baouard

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me. Ps. 13:5-6.

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Ps. 149:3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
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...a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isa. 61:3

Were the holiest heart upon earth enlarged to the vast comprehension of this great world's wideness; nay, made capable of all the glorious and magnificent hallelujahs and hearty praises offered to Jehovah, both by all the militant and triumphant church, yet would it come infinitely short of sufficiently magnifying, admiring, and adoring the inexplicable mystery and bottomless depth of this free, independent mercy, and love to God, the Fountain and First Mover of all our good. - ROBERT BOLTON

I praise loudly, I blame softly Catherine the Great (1729-1796) Russian empress: Letter, 23 Aug 1794

Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged.--Oliver Cromwell referring to a cheering crowd.1654 Who Said What When; Chronological Dictionary of Quotations.

If I was a nightingale I would sing like a nightingale; if a swan, like a swan. But since I am a rational creature my role is to praise God. --Epictectus

Praise shall conclude that work which prayer began.-- William Jenkyn

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity. - Dr Samuel Johnson, 1709 - 1784

He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men. He will easily be content and pacified, whose conscience is pure. You are not holier if you are praised, nor the more worthless if you are found fault with. What you are, that you are; neither by word can you be made greater than what you are in the sight of God.- Thomas à Kempis, Of the Imitation of Christ

I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to "rejoice" as much as by anything else. -- C. S. Lewis, _The Problem of Pain_, 1944

God's quest to be glorified and our quest to be satisfied reach their goal in this one experience: our delight in God overflows in praise. For God, praise is the sweet echo of His own excellence in the heartsof this people. For us, praise is the summit of satisfaction that comes from living in fellowship with God. JOHN PIPER

One day all Christians will join in a doxology and sing God's praises with perfection. But even today, individually and corporately, we are not only to sing the doxology, but to be the doxology. Francis A. Schaeffer, No Little People

Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels. -- THOMAS WATSON

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