When In A Foreign Land

“How shall we sing the LORD’S song
In a foreign land?”  Psalm 137:4

Aubrey realized recently that when she is singing, she can’t be sad or negative.

Lord, when I wonder away and cannot sing, please lead me back to You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Restore Me



If I find
I can’t sing

in the place
I am

please help me
return to You

as fast as
I can.


  1. Music and singing are amazing tools that, when used properly, can bring honor and glory to the Lord and bring us closer to Him. Thanks for another blessing.

  2. Yes, AMEN!! 😀

  3. Interesting. I have been having my oldest son pray, “how can I glorify you?” In that sense, the place we are is a foreign land when we aren’t singing.

  4. I need to follow Aub’s advice and sing more often. Praise God, what a great revelation. Thanks.

    A 10.125 today, okay? Tell Aub I’m placing a sawbuck on Jenteel’s nose to win the Derby. I know. I know. It’s an old-fashioned word, but hello! That’s kind of who I am. Just an old-fashioned guy wearing leisure suits with white belts and white shoes and a baseball cap in the midst of those who don’t.

  5. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  6. Oh I LOVE this, Sis Deb!! I’m going take this tip from Aubie and put it in my keepsake box–singing chases away the sad and negatives, YAY!!!!! God bless both my gals today–love Auntie Caddo

  7. Debbie…I’m in another “foreign land”…I hope can learn my way around while I try to figure out how technical stuff works!!!

  8. I don’t believe I’ve ever really felt I’m in a foreign land except spiritually ~the definitely a subtle power in singing hymns and praises that reconnects us to the Spirit ~a wonderful little poem written in pure light!

  9. YES!!! quickly please!!! He has so much hope for us!!!

  10. I love wisdom like this!

  11. Debbie, what a deep truth Aubrey inspired today! 🙂

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  12. So Good Deb – i have always loved the psalm – melancholy flavor

  13. and truly insightful of Aub to see the joy of song

  14. That Aub is a little singer. I can always tell she’s doing good, when songs are coming out! God bless you , Mr. Ben, and thank you too!

  15. God shows me things through her so often, Wendy . .if I take time to notice! Thank you and God bless you!

  16. Thanks for the wisdom you share too, poet friend!

  17. I love His hope, Heidi! Thank you and God bless you!

  18. God bless you, dear Debbie, as you sing with His spirit today! Thank you!

  19. Oh no! Praying for you, Brook, that it feels like home soon and you can sing!

  20. Love you, Auntie Caddo and thank you for the songs you send and put in our hearts! You keep us singing! God bless you muchly!

  21. Thank you so much and God bless you too!

  22. 🙂 I like the idea of you singing more often! Go for it! And we like you being just who you are, leisure suits and all. . . need you to be just who you are! God bless you bunches!

  23. What a beautiful prayer for your son to be praying, Tammy! God bless you as your hearts sing today!

  24. Thank you, Teach, and God bless you as you rock it out today!

  25. I can know this, Pastor Rob .. but forget. argh! 🙂 So thankful that He gives us these tools and then reminds us we have them! Thank you and God bless you!

  26. 😀 You made me smile BIG! lol Hey Deb, beings you are such a blessed poetry writer, have you ever checked out my ‘poems’ page? I just dabble every now and again… not like you who daily has inspirational messages!

  27. Ah, you speak my native language with this one, Deb! Nice…

  28. Thank you, Melody and may you sing as often as you can! God bless you!

  29. I didn’t see that, Teach, but will check your poems out for sure! Thank you for letting me know! 🙂

  30. I needed this. Thank you, Deb.

    That is so wonderful that Aubrey realized that. It is a wonderful truth.


  31. She loves to sing, Theresa, and I’m so thankful that it works in multiple ways for her!
    love you and God bless you!

  32. Amen!! As quick as I can will always get our minds back on him,where we find our rest and peace.
    Love you 😀

  33. Wonderfully worded, simple prayer, Deb – and the perfect answer. ONLY in Him can we have peace and joy.

  34. That is the best place ever to be . .focused on Him! Thank you , Pat and God bless you! Sending love and hugs your way!

  35. Yay for Jesus peace and joy . .that makes us sing! God bless you and yours, Angela! Thank you for being here and encouraging me!

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