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Then Will The Very Rocks Cry Out

The title of this song is Then Will The Very Rocks Cry Out however in my mind the title is If We Keep Our Voices Silent. 🙂

I sang this song when I was in high school in the youth choir at Dawson Memorial.  That was years ago but I remember it well.  I think it must have been one of my favorite choral arraignments we sang.

Then Will The Very Rocks Cry Out

If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout.
If we fail to praise you, Father, then will the very rocks cry out!
If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout.
If we fail to praise you, Father, then will the very rocks cry out!

From the corners of creation come the people of the Living God.
Every tongue and every nation gather now to praise the Lord.

If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout.
If we fail to praise you, Father, then will the very rocks cry out!
If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout.
If we fail to praise you, Father, then will the very rocks cry out!

From a world of tribulation, come and let your voice be raised.
Join us now in congregation. Let the Living God be praised.

Alleluia! alleluia! unto Him we offer praise.
Alleluia! alleluia! this song of joy to him we raise.
Alleluia! alleluia! In the heavens angels sing.
Alleluia! alleluia! give glory to the most high King!

If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout.
If we fail to praise you, Father, then will the very rocks cry out!
If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout.
If we fail to praise you, Father, then will the very rocks cry out!

Alleluia! Alleluia, Amen!

by Mark Hayes

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This is based on this passage in the Bible.

Luke 19:37-40 (ESV)

37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives— the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,
38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”
40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”


See if you don’t find yourself singing this after listening to it!



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