“Don’t You Wonder Why the Stars Are in the Sky?”

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Remember that song? It used to be popular in the 70’s.

“They’re telling you and I of the glory of God.                                   

And every towering tree, is a witness be to the glory of God.”              

This song has been circulating in my mind. It is a perfect response to Psalm 19. For Theology homework this past week, we had to reflect and meditate on Psalm 19 and come up with our own response.

What help for your daily life do you get from Psalm 19?

I’m no songwriter, but I am great at bullet points!

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        It is okay to desire gold and honey. ButI need to make sure the desire and pursuit for the Lord’s Words are even stronger. This message goes great with Pastor’s new series on Treasure Principles.

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              Obedience to God brings joy, is the finest pursuit, and brings reward. Now that sounds like some good reasons to obey.

          • Not all instruction leads to wisdom or knowledge of God. I need to be discerning when I am looking for instruction. I want to make sure it is Godly instruction. Which is why I am attending seminary. I want to make sure that my worldview is godly.

        • Even if a person is not endowed with natural wisdom or insight, there is a way to get it. It is by studying the Scriptures. On some days I need all the help I can get!

    • The “job” of all creation is to glorify God. I want to be consistent in making sure that my words and thoughts are glorifying God.  Are they showing God to be loving, trustworthy, wise and powerful? Or that He’s capricious, mean, uninformed and wimpy? The invisible God makes Himself known through His creation, His Word, and to the soul of the Believer. Am I paying attention to God’s presence in my life today? Do I believe that He wants to communicate to me?

  •  Creation silently declares the glory and workmanship of God just by doing what it was created to do. I wonder if my actions are also a silent testimony to God’s glory and workmanship. Am I doing what I was created to do? Are you?

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  • 1. Lorna  |  . at .

    thank you for your email. I had no idea 🙂

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  • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

    Wahoo! I think you are thought-provoking too. 🙂

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  • 3. DeAnn  |  . at .

    Yes, I remember that song! I was a high school freshman when we sang it in the school’s combined choirs. I’ve been looking for the entire lyrics. Can you help?

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  • 4. Mark  |  . at .

    I know all the words to Psalm 19 (the song) but I can’t remember who the composer is! Anyone remember???

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    • 5. Lydia  |  . at .

      The song is by Sonny Salsbury, copyright 1968 by Sacred Songs (a division of Word).
      I have it as #19 in a songbook called Folk Encounter, published by Hope in 1973.

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  • 6. Lydia  |  . at .

    The song is by Sonny Salsbury, copyright 1968 by Sacred Songs (a division of Word).
    I have it as #19 in a songbook called Folk Encounter, published by Hope in 1973.
    I’m looking for a recording of the song, on YouTube, or mp3, or wherever.

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  • 7. Barry Andrews  |  . at .

    “Don’t you wonder why, the stars are in the sky? They’re telling you and I of the glory of God.
    And every towering tree, is there for folks to see. So there no doubt can be of the glory of God?
    So, let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart, so the same thing for Thee. And, a witness be – to the glory of God.”

    Verse 1 and chorus.

    Respectfully submitted by a member of the Gospel Press, under the direction of Sonny Salsbury, Youth and Music Director – Yakima, Washington

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  • 8. Ron Halder  |  . at .

    Thanks for bring back a great song, I was 16 and in a Youth Choirs that Traveled around California, Oregon, Washington , Singing W e were part of Memorial Baptist Church in Fresno, Ca. We called ourselfs the “Good Sounds”
    we did a lot of Sonny Salsbury music back than and even cut a few records, we I had kept mine.

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    • 9. BrotherBob  |  . at .

      I too sang in a youth choir in high school and we did some of Sonny’s music…as an adult I got to work with him as a Jr-Hi camp director…Sonny and his wife Linda ran a camp called Ghormley Meadows…I just read a newsletter he put out 5 days ago so he’s still out doing his thing at 75 or 76 (nit sure)…he is an awesome person…everyone talking about him brings back great memories.

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  • 10. Gail Outlaw Hofford  |  . at .

    I was blessed to find Sing n Celebrate albums. I now have them on my Ipod and love to listen to this song. I heard this song for the first time, the week I found the Lord. Sonny Salsbury’s music always puts peace in my heart.

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  • 11. Jose C. Cruz  |  . at .

    I was a teenager when this became popular in Christian circles. We used to sing this in our youth. I can still recall the full lyrics from my memory: THE GLORY OF GOD (PSALM 19)

    DON’T YOU WONDER WHY
    THE STARS ARE IN THE SKY
    THERE TELLING YOU AND I
    OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

    AND EVERY TOW’RING TREE
    IS THERE FOR FOLKS TO SEE
    SO THERE NO DOUBT CAN BE
    OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

    (Chorus)
    SO LET THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH
    AND THE MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART
    BE A JOYFUL SONG FOR THEE
    AND THE WITNESS BE
    TO THE GLORY OF GOD (2X)

    COMES THE MORNING SUN
    TO GREET THE DAY BEGAN
    AND TELLING EVERYONE
    OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

    AND WHEN THE SHADOWS FALL
    AND THE NIGHTWINDS CALL
    TELLING ONE AND ALL
    OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

    (Repeat Chorus 2X)

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  • 12. Michael Dahlin  |  . at .

    Actually, I think the second verse might be:

    THEN COMES THE MORNING SUN
    TO MAKE THE DARKNESS RUN
    AND SAY THE DAY’S BEGUN
    TO THE GLORY OF GOD.

    BUT WHEN THE SHADOWS FALL
    AND THE NIGHT WINDS CALL
    THEY’RE TELLING ONE AND ALL
    OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

    (fyi, Sonny was my youth pastor at La Jolla Pres. back in the 70s)

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