I just had an email conversation with a good friend who is a youth pastor, about some lyrics in a worship song. The song is by Bethel and has the line, ‘heaven looked away’ in it. We’d had a brief conversation some time ago about this lyric and today we fleshed it out some more. Here’s the gist of what we talked about.
I will praise you among your assembled people.
23 Praise the Lord, all you who fear him!
Honour him, all you descendants of Jacob!
Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.
He has not turned his back on them,
but has listened to their cries for help.