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Friday, April 9, 2010

I Bless Your Name - TSMSS


About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose.

Acts 16:25-26 NIV

In prisoners' chains,
With bleeding stripes,
Paul and Silas prayed that night.
And in their pain
began to sing,
Their chains were loosed,
And they were free.

I bless Your Name;
I bless Your Name;
I give You honor, give You praise.
You are the Life, the Truth, the Way;
I bless Your Name;
I bless Your Name.

Some midnight hour,
If you should find,
You're in a prison in your mind.
Reach out and praise,
Defy those chains,
And they will fall,
In Jesus' Name!

We bless Your Name;
We bless Your Name;
We give You honor, give You praise.
You are the Life, the Truth, the Way;
We bless Your Name;
We bless Your Name.

You are the Life, the Truth, the Way;
We bless Your Name;
We bless Your Name.


27 thoughts:

Denise said...

Beautiful my friend, love you.

Unknown said...

Selah is probably my very favorite! And this is a beautiful song I don't think I've heard before.

Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!


Debbie Petras said...

Karen, I love the group Selah. Their voices together are so beautiful. This song is wonderful too. The words are so meaningful and I love that you posted the Scriptures about Paul and Silas praising God while in prison.

Blessings and love,

Karen said...

Karen, This is such a beautiful song with awesome lyrics. Thank you very much for sharing it! Have a blessed weekend.

Barbara said...

I love the story of Paul and Silas "around midnight"....that same premise was at work in my heart this morning. God has a way of doing that doesn't He?

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Andrea said...

Praising GOD with you!!

Tracy said...

One of my absolute favorites! I could listen over and over again. Thank you for sharing this. Hope you have a positively wonderful weekend! ((Hugs!))

P.S. Thank you for your very kind comment! = )

Thena said...

My MIL gave me one of their CD's years ago and this song is on it. First time I had ever heard of them. I would listen to it over and over.
Then a couple of years ago when my oldest daughter started blogging she said you have got to go read this blog. This woman is pregnant and she knows without a miracle the baby won't survive once she is born. When I read it I connected the two together because it was Angie the wife of the lead singer of Selah. So amazing what the Lord has brought that group through.

Peggy said...

Blessings Karen... SELAH... Power in PRAISE... great scripture & beautiful illustration! (Is it by Joseph, your nephew?)

I BLESS HIS NAME!!! watching as chains fall and prison doors open and captives set free in Jesus' Name & the power of His Spirit! Earthquakes can have that effect!
Look at Haiti! (don't know about Chile, Mexico, Turkey or SE Asia)

Praising God with Paul & Silas!
Is this off of Selah's new CD? I really love their songs. Their messages and words are so packed with meaning & encouragement in our faith!


achildoftheking said...

That was beautiful Karen. I love Selah. Happy Saturday!

You can find me here today.

Nel said...

What a beautiful song. I had never heard this one. Thanks for sharing!

until next time... nel

Mocha with Linda said...

Beautiful song!

Unknown said...

Great word, Karen! Thanks for the reminder to bless His Name - no matter what!

Blessings to you,


Cathy said...

Karen, the beautiful songs you share sung by Selah always bless me. Thank you, my sweet friend.

Alleluiabelle said...

What a blessed post my friend! God has truly gifted you in so many way. I am happy that He has brought you into my life.

God bless you.

Big Hugs,

Teresa @ ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥ said...

So beautiful! I had only heard one song by Selah until last week. That's when I found 'Were You There?' Oh my! That song has been in my heart and head all week. It is amazing and will truly make your heart ache for our Lord.

Thanks so much for sharing this song. I am going to have to get one of their CDs. :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Teresa <><

Anonymous said...

This is a great one...praising God for His deliverance.


mariel said...

I love that song. It is so beautiful, so full of worship! Thank you for sharing it.

Unknown said...

Karen! I sang my heart out along with the video---what an awesome song! I LOVED IT! I played it more than once---needed it here this afternoon!

(hope you didn't hear this cracking voice!)

Carolyn said...

I love this song and the video is so beautiful. Yes, Karen, praise brings victory. We come into His glorious presence when we praise Him. You always bless me. Love and prayers, Carolyn

Deborah Ann said...

It's always a glorious day when the chains fall off! Had a few of my own days like that...

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I love these songs, they are great!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Karen. "And in their pain began to sing." Ah, yes, in their pain. How difficult but how blessed.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner tonight. I was about to visit your page when your comment popped up for approval. Don't you just love how God weaves His tapestry. :)

You're a blessing to me.

Sharon Lynne said...

I had never equated that story as a reminder to praise in my own troubles. I hope the next time things are dark, I can remember to praise!

Cherie Hill said...

LOVED this! God bless!

Unknown said...

Love the picture, love the scripture love the song! It is amazing how influential music is!

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