"It is always beneficial to praise the Lord;
it cheers the day and brightens the night;
it lightens toil and softens sorrow;
and over earthly gladness it sheds a sanctifying radiance
which makes it less liable to blind us with its glare.
Have we not something to sing about at this moment?
Can we not weave a song out of our present joys,
or our past deliverances, or our future hopes?
By the love of Jesus, let us be stirred up
to close the day with a psalm of sanctified gladness."
-- Charles Spurgeon --~Brittany