Call My Name Right Out Loud

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Sometimes the bride of Christ looks more bedraggled than glorious. Sometimes she looks like she got all dressed up only to be caught in a rainstorm on her way to the church.

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We have a covered deck on the back of our house that allows me to sit outside when it rains. As I sat there this weekend, surrounded by a sudden downpour, and contemplated how getting glimpses of the glory of God makes the reality that we all fall short of that glory all the more disappointing, I wondered if God tires of us. Then this song began to play in my head:

Listen to the pouring rain, listen to it pour,

And with every drop of rain you know I love you more.

Call my name right out loud

I can hear above the clouds

And I’m here among the puddles,

You and I together huddle.

Listen to the pouring rain, listen to the rain.

God spoke these encouraging words to his people through the prophet Jeremiah, ““I have loved you with an everlasting love— out of faithfulness I have drawn you close.

Listen to the pouring rain and know that even in our bedraggled state he loves us.

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Three
Red
Red
Drops
Drops

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Pouring

Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

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Apples

I call your Name right out loud, “Abba! Thank you for Your love! Help us keep our eyes on You! Heal your people, oh Lord, that we may bear fruit that would be pleasing to You! Make us a glorious bride!”

10 thoughts on “Call My Name Right Out Loud

  1. Grace a favorite hymn of mine is~ I AM CALLED BY HIS NAME

    Thy words were found,
    And I did eat them,
    And thy word,
    Was unto me,
    The joy and rejoicing,
    Of mine heart.

    For I am called by thy name,
    I am called by thy name,
    I am called by thy name,
    I am called by thy name,
    O Lord God of hosts.

    For I am called by thy name,
    I am called by thy name,
    I am called by thy name,
    I am called by thy name,
    O Lord God of hosts,
    Lord God of hosts.

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    1. Jeremiah 15:16
      Thy words were found, and I did eat them;
      and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart:
      for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

      I found a youtube version of it by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Man, those dudes can sing! Lovely song.

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