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[August 11]
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. Psalm 89:15
OUR Lord in symbol pointed out to us the fact that the message of his grace in the closing days of this Gospel age would be so different from the commonly accepted message, misnamed the Gospel, that it would properly be termed a new song, although it would be the old song of Moses—the message of blessing typified by the writing of Moses and by all the ceremonies of the Law;...and the testimony of all the apostles respecting the Lamb of God and the great work to be accomplished by him in taking "away the sin of the world." It is merely this same song that is now being sung by those whom God has blessed with a knowledge of present truth—it is the "joyful sound" which only the people thus blessed know or can sing....Our text implies that in order to be of the people who will know the joyful sound it will be necessary to walk in the light of God's countenance. Or, reversing the statement, the thought is that all who walk in the light of God's countenance shall be his blessed people, and shall know the joyful sound. Z'00-37 R2569:6(Hymn 315)