No More Night!

MY READING FRIEND….are you experiencing right now your own “dark night of the soul”? Are you…or is someone near and dear to you…battling cancer or some other life-threatening disease? Have you recently stood at the graveside of someone you love, saying a heartbreaking good-bye?

Then today I have for you some Bible verses and a song. First, listen to this from Revelation 21:1-4 and 22:5 in the New Living Translation (emphasis added):

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” . . .

And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.

The song is one that has helped me through some of my own truly dark valleys. I first heard it as sung by Jennifer LaMountain. This video of one of my favorite pieces of Christian music—“No More Night”—is by the amazing tenor David Phelps, for several recent years a part of the Gaither Vocal Band. Lyrics after the clip:

The timeless theme, Earth and Heaven will pass away.
It’s not a dream, God will make all things new that day.
Gone is the curse from which I stumbled and fell.
Evil is banished to eternal hell.

No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great “I AM.”
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

See all around, now the nations bow down to sing.
The only sound is the praises to Christ, our King.
Slowly the names from the book are read.
I know the King, so there’s no need to dread.

No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great “I AM.”
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

See over there, there’s a mansion, oh, that’s prepared just for me,
Where I will live with my Savior eternally.

No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great “AM.”
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.

All praises to the great “I AM.”
We’re gonna live in the light of the risen Lamb.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for sharing the details. I found the details incredibly helpful.

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  2. incredibly wonderful and deep presentation of this remarkable Christian song:)

    Reply

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