Let them ever sing for joy!

March 1, 2020

 

"But let all who take refuge in Thee be glad, Let them ever sing for joy;"   Psalm 5:11

 

     It is God who puts joy in the heart, and that joy then finds its expression in song.  Deo Cantamus has been, for me,  an outlet to that joy that God places in my heart.  And that joy is shared and multiplied, not only with the chorale singers, but with the ones who come to listen.

 

     My journey with Deo Cantamus started at its very inception.  I have experienced not only personal musical growth, but spiritual as well, as the text of our songs sink deep into my heart, and a heightened sense of worship as we join our voices in praise to God. I eagerly await our first rehearsals, enjoy that sense of accomplishment as the music comes "off the page,"  culminating in the union of our voices in concert.  

 

     I am so blessed to be a part of Deo Cantamus, and believe that those who attend our concerts will also share in the blessing God rains down as we give Him praise.  

Words alone seem so inadequate!  One of my favorite songs from our repertoire conveys these thoughts best:

 

How Can I Keep From Singing

 

"My life flows on in endless song;

Above earth's lamentation
I hear the sweet though far-off hymn

That hails a new creation:

Through all the tumult and the strife

I hear the music ringing;

It finds an echo in my soul -

How can I keep from singing?

 

What though my joys and comforts die?

The Lord my Savior liveth;

What though the darkness gather round!

Songs in the night He giveth:

No storm can shake my inmost calm

While to that refuge clinging;

Since Christ is Lord of Heav'n and earth,

How can I keep from singing?"

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