Blessed Be the Name of the Lord

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As the sun rose that morning on the day of Job’s trials,
He rose up to serve God as any other day;
Bound and determined to live in God’s favor,
And nothing would stand in his way.

But then the messengers came one by one with their story,
In just a few moments Job lost all he had;
Great wealth and riches, the health of his body,
And even his children were dead.

The Lord giveth, He taketh away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord;
I served Him before and I’ll serve Him today,
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Then his wife came before him to voice her opinion,
She said, "You should end this, just curse God and die."
But Job he rose from the ashes, he looked toward the heavens,
He brushed back the tears in his eyes.
And he said:

The Lord giveth, He taketh away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord;
I served Him before and I’ll serve Him today,
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

When troubles come suddenly,
Blessed be the name!
When strong winds blow violently,
Blessed be the name!
When Satan comes oppressing me,
Blessed be the name!
I’ll still serve God faithfully, 
Blessed be the name!

The Lord giveth, He taketh away,
Blessed be the name of the Lord;
I served Him before and I’ll serve Him today,
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

I don’t know who the author of this song is but it moved me!

2 Comments

  1. I love this! And I’ve never heard it before!

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