Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?

Strange land

General references

Bible References

How shall

Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
Isaiah 22:12
Therefore in that day the Lord God of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing,
To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.
Lamentations 5:14
Elders are gone from the gate,
Young men from their music.
Hosea 9:4
They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the Lord,
Their sacrifices will not please Him.
Their bread will be like mourners’ bread;
All who eat of it will be defiled,
For their bread will be for themselves alone;
It will not enter the house of the Lord.
Amos 8:3
The songs of the palace will turn to wailing in that day,” declares the Lord God. “Many will be the corpses; in every place they will cast them forth in silence.”

Strange land

Isaiah 49:21
“Then you will say in your heart,
‘Who has begotten these for me,
Since I have been bereaved of my children
And am barren, an exile and a wanderer?
And who has reared these?
Behold, I was left alone;
From where did these come?’”

General references

Job 30:31
“Therefore my harp is turned to mourning,
And my flute to the sound of those who weep.