He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
Out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
And gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
A hymn of praise to our God.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
A New Song
In my second year at the Naval Academy in 1947, after a football game in Baltimore, I found myself in a Presbyterian Church at the corner of North Avenue and St. Paul. At the meeting a Filipino man named Gregorio Tingson read the first five verses of Psalm 40. Because of that Psalm, God put a new song in my heart. That was about 67 years ago. The song is still there: