Todd Dulaney – Psalm 23 (He’s A Strong Tower)

Artist: Todd Dulaney  – Album: Back To The Book – Released: 2020

 

Yeah though I walk
Through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For the Lord is my rod and my staff
 

Say yeah though I walk
Through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For the Lord is my rod and my staff
 

He’s a strong tower
He’s a strong tower
You are strong and mighty (He’s a strong tower)
He’s a strong tower, yeah
 

We say yeah though I, yeah though I walk
Yeah through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For the Lord is my rod and my staff
 

He’s a strong tower
The righteous King, run in and we are saved, He is
(He’s a strong tower) Raise up your voices, say He is
(He’s a strong tower) Uh
Anybody wanna run to His arms say He is strong
(He’s a strong tower) C’mon raise up your hands
 

He’s a mighty fortress
He’s a mighty fortress
A mighty fortress, a mighty fortress
He’s a mighty fortress
He’s a mighty fortress
A mighty fortress, a mighty fortress
 

Oh I can depend on the mighty fortress
He’s a mighty fortress
A mighty fortress, a mighty fortress
You’re a mighty fortress
He’s a mighty fortress
A mighty fortress, a mighty fortress
C’mon, raise them up
 

He’s a solid rock, oh God
He’s a solid rock
On the solid rock I stand
He’s a solid rock
Oh Lord the ground is shaking now
You are solid
He’s a solid rock
You’re a solid rock, oh God
He’s a solid rock
Raise up your hands, I want you to stir up the atmosphere
Open up!
 

Yeah, we’re gonna sing this scripture tonight
We’re gonna sing the word of God tonight
Open up your mouth
Somebody sing goodness and mercy, shall follow!

Goodness and mercy
Shall follow me all of my days
Somebody raise your voice, say goodness
Goodness and mercy
Shall follow me all of my days
C’mon, and I will dwell
And I will dwell in Your house, oh God
Dwell in Your house (dwell with the Master)
Dwell in Your house
Said and I will dwell

And I will dwell in Your house (Your name)
(Dwell in Your house) Yes oh God
(Dwell in Your house) C’mon if you wanna be round here
Sing! (And I will dwell in Your house)
With You Lord (dwell in Your house)
I will dwell in Your house with You Lord
And I will dwell in Your house
With You Lord (dwell in Your house)
I will dwell in Your house
 

So I will dwell in Your, dwell in Your-
Dwell in Your house, oh
And I will dwell in Your house
Dwell in, dwell in Your house
I wanna hear you in the room sing
 

And I will dwell in Your house, sing
Dwell in Your house, dwell in Your house
Forever and always
And I will dwell in Your house
Dwell in Your house, dwell in Your house
If you really wanna be where He is, say
And I will dwell in Your house
Dwell in Your house, dwell in Your house
 

With You is where I belong, Lord
I will dwell in Your house
Dwell in Your house, dwell in Your house
I feel good about it, He’s rising in the room, just say it
And I will dwell in Your house
Dwell in Your house, dwell in Your house
Yeah, I’ll dwell in Your house
Dwell in Your house, dwell in Your house
If you don’t mind in the room
Lift up your hands and your voice

The Praise of God

God is supremely worthy of praise, and no engagement of man is so rewarding and filled with such pure joy as the sincere, grateful expression of praise to his God. With the proclamation of the gospel on the first Pentecost, and the happy results which attended it, we read the conclusion of the account thereof:

And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47. 

We may ask what God had done, as recognized by these people, that provoked this outburst and continuation of praise toward God on their part? Certainly, the news of God’s redeeming love as expressed in the gift of His Son, and the assurances they enjoyed having been redeemed by the gospel, in response to their obedience, prompted this outpouring of gratitude by them.

The conscious awareness of what God offers to do, conditionally, for us when united with the knowledge we have met the conditions always brings rejoicing. This gladness breaks forth in the righteous and sensible praise of Him from whom all blessings flow. Its absence, in the life of any allegedly redeemed person, impeaches the genuineness of his conversion.

It is noteworthy that the second chapter of Acts begins by relating the fact the twelve were all together with one accord before the descent of the Holy Spirit, and that the chapter closes with a great number being added to them, all of whom were still of one accord.

The Holy Spirit did not come to those who were out of the accord, and those brought together by His enlightening influence, the gospel, maintained that same accord. To be in accord means that agreement and harmony characterized their relations with each other. 

This was possible because they were all devoted to the praise of God; His will was supreme in their hearts, and their esteem and love for each other were nurtured and sustained by the recognition, each of the others, as being heirs together of the grace of life. It is ever a tragedy when this accord fails to exist among the saints of God.

Too, nothing could be more desirable than the condition as described in this passage descriptive of the early disciples. Their relation with one another was one of harmony; their relation to God was such as brought forth from their hearts unceasing praise of Him; arid, finally, they had favor with all the people.

However much desirable the favor of people may be, it can never rightly be coveted at the expense of the favor of God. We read of those who believed, in Christ but would not confess Him because of the Pharisees, lest they be put out of the synagogue, for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

In this statement, rather than them praising God, they had regard for themselves as the objects of favor or praise; and so regarding themselves, they respectively appraised the favor coming from God as less desirable than the favor or glory bestowed on them from men. 

There is nothing censurable in desiring the favor of men, but never should this become a consuming desire; it should ever be restrained and held within its own proper place. It is reasonable to seek to please those whose favor we covet, and when we seek overmuch the favor of men, then will we become deficient in pleasing God, and thereby forfeit His praise of us.

Christians are not to glory in the flesh, but he that glorieth let him glory in the Lord. I Cor. 1:31. Christ received not glory from men, and Paul sought not glory from men. John 5:41; 1 Thess. 2:6. It will be well for us to cultivate their spirit with respect thereto, as well as in other particulars.

We are told that all flesh is as grass and the glory of man as the flower of the grass and that the grass withers and the flower thereof falleth away, but the word of God abideth forever. This is the word which by the gospel is preached; and the preaching of the gospel is designed to bring to naught things that are and to nothing the understanding of the prudent so that no flesh shall glory in His presence.

We are said to be a chosen generation, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that we should show forth the praises of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Also, by Him (Christ) we are to offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. (Heb. 13:15; 1 Peter 2:9).

It is the peculiar prerogative of Christians to continually praise and glorify the Lord, and this being the truth we cannot afford to turn aside to give undue praise to men, nor covet such for ourselves. 

Conclusion: We are told to judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts, and then shall every man have praise of God. That is, everyone who is entitled to praise will receive it from God.

That is what we should hope for, and if we hope for it we should by patient continuance in well-doing seek for the honor. glory and immortality. While so doing, let us not cease or slacken in our adoration and praise of God and Christ!