Believer here thy comfort stands,
From first to last salvation's free;
And everlasting love demands,
An everlasting song from thee.
Because the LORD elected us before the foundation of the world to be made alive in Christ, making salvation a free gift, not one we chose to receive, but one He chose to give, then we owe Him our praise! Jehovah is worthy of our praise:
" Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
Jesus Christ is worthy of our praise:
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
The very rocks would praise His name... and we are no rocks! The everlasting love He bestowed(s) upon us should cause our mouths to open in His praise! Let not our lips in guilty silence lie, leaving His glory unuttered, but open up and sing the Lord who came to die!