Zephaniah 3:17–Song of the Lord

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Take a look at this rendering of the verse in the Amplified Bible:

The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.

In the blog entry, Great and mighty God, posted a year ago, I commented on scriptures that express that God is not only great,  but He is mighty as well. Today, as I reflected upon Zephaniah 3:17, I was inspired to write the following poem:

 Song of the Lord

The Lord your God in your midst;
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you with His love;
He will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

Be well assured that the Lord, your God, in your midst is mighty;

He has always been there, even in times when you could not see.

His strength never fails—His love prevails through all eternity.

Have no fear, only persevere. Rest in Him, for He will save.

To know the fullness of His great love, look at all that He gave.

Now you are free, released you from every snare that seeks to enslave.

Know your triumphant end; He will rejoice over you with joy.

Your gracious Father has given all things richly to enjoy.

Recall the Word of Life planted in your heart as a young boy.

He will complete what He began, and He will rest in His love.

Cast off all your cares and set your affection on things above,

He is able to do above all that you can ask or think of.

Weep no more, but know that He will joy over you with singing.

Celebrate a bountiful harvest with sheaves you are bringing.

Drink from the fountain where unspeakable joy is springing.

Listen to the Song of the Lord. . .

Here is a song inspired by Zephaniah 3:17, written at and for Camp Barnabas, a camp a for special needs individuals.

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One Response to “Zephaniah 3:17–Song of the Lord”

  1. reubenkerrlostsonsreturning Says:

    Beautiful song. Strong,encouraging words! Thank you. Be blessed – Reuben

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