As I was writing the words to this song, as the Lord Jesus was giving them to me, I was picturing in my mind the persecuted church throughout the world either in prison or in hiding, singing songs of praise to their God for his great salvation. I pictured that the night truly symbolized a time of great trouble and hardship to come upon the church, and so the church was lifting holy hands in prayer and in praise to their Lord despite their difficult circumstances. I also pictured that among them were new believers in Jesus Christ who were freshly praising their Lord for their newfound freedom in Christ. Oh, how glorious! Songs in the Night / An Original Work / December 18, 2013 “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, And the other prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25 NIV ‘84 Lord, I praise You forevermore. You, my Savior, I now adore. Hope in heaven awaiting me, Because You died at Calvary. I have been forgiven, And I’m bound for heaven. Jesus set me free from All my sin, I say. I will praise Him always! Lord, I love You for all You’ve done: Overcame death, my vict’ry won! Jesus saved me, and now I’m free! I rejoice in His love for me. I will walk in vict’ry! My sin is but hist’ry! I am free to please Him With my life today. I will love Him always! Lord, I thank You for giving me A new life bought at Calvary. Loving Jesus, I meet with Him. Tender mercies now flow within. Lord, I am so thankful; Through my Lord, I’m able To sit at His table; Fellowship with Him. I will thank Him always!