Ellen G. White Writings

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Education, Page 161

“Behold, I have received commandment to bless:
And He hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob,
Neither hath He seen perverseness in Israel:
The Lord his God is with him,
And the shout of a King is among them....
Surely there is no enchantment against (margin) Jacob,
Neither is there any divination against (margin) Israel:
Now shall it be said of Jacob and of Israel,
What hath God wrought!”

“He saith, which heareth the words of God,
Which seeth the vision of the Almighty: ...
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob,
Thy tabernacles, O Israel!
As valleys are they spread forth,
As gardens by the riverside,
As lign-aloes which the Lord hath planted,
As cedar trees beside the waters.”

“He hath said, which heard the words of God,
And knew the knowledge of the Most High: ...
I shall see Him, but not now:
I shall behold Him, but not nigh:
There shall come a Star out of Jacob,
And a Scepter shall rise out of Israel....
Out of Jacob shall come He that shall have dominion.”

Numbers 23:7-23, R.V.; 24:4-6, R.V.; 24:16-19.

The melody of praise is the atmosphere of heaven; and when heaven comes in touch with the earth, there is music and song—“thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.” Isaiah 51:3.

Above the new-created earth, as it lay, fair and unblemished, under the smile of God, “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” Job 38:7. So human hearts, in sympathy with heaven, have responded to God's goodness in notes of praise. Many of the events of human history have been linked with song.

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