“Sing a song, sing a song,
Ring the glad-bells all along;
Smile at him who frowns at you,
He will smile and then they’re two.
Laugh a bit, laugh a bit,
Folks will soon be catching it,
Can’t resist a happy face;
World will be a merry place.
Laugh a Bit and Sing a song,
Where they are there’s nothing wrong;
Joy will dance the whole world through,
But it must begin with you.”
I enjoy the happy swinging of this poem, it brings a smile to my face and a spring into my step. Though truly our world is full of troubles, and as humans we are weak and wounded, we have HOPE in Christ. He satisfies our deepest needs. In Him we find forgiveness, peace, purpose, life and wonder. He is our reason to rejoice as we look beyond our troubles and place our trust in His great Ability and Sovereignty. Once our hearts are settled in Him, we can sing a song and laugh a bit, and folks will soon be catching it. Spread the Joy!
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends Your works to another;
they tell of Your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty—
They tell of the power of Your awesome works—
They celebrate Your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
He has compassion on all He has made.
All your works praise You, Lord;
Your faithful people extol You.
They tell of the glory of Your kingdom
and speak of Your might,
so that all people may know of Your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.
from Psalm 145