Complete Gospel Tract Titles

Gospel Tract List
1. How I Received the Holy Ghost
2. Jesus Is Coming Again
3. You Must Be Born Again
4. Stir Up the Gift of God
5. The World's Most Dreaded Hour
6. What is Salvation?
7. Stand Still in Jordan
8. The Returned Father
9. Grieved Hearts
10. The Second Death
11. The Father and the Son
12. Suffering and the Saints
13. Cancer Conquered
14. The Church?
15. How Shall They Preach, Except They Be Sent?
16. Have You Received the Holy Ghost Since You Believed?
17. Patience
18. Alone With God
19. Tithes and Offerings
20. Prayer
21. The True Sabbath
22. The Besetting Sin
23. Saving Strength
24. What Will the Harvest Be?
25. Marriage and Divorce
26. Taking the Name of the Lord
27. Keys to the Kingdom
28. Works
29. Politics and Believers
30. Unequally Yoked in Marriage
31. Unequally Yoked in Worship
32. The Forgiven Woman
33. The New Earth
34. The Sin of Silence
35. Freedom
36. Gods of the Gentiles
37. Why Some Are Not Healed
38. The Seven Pillars
39. Life, More Abundantly
40. Fear
41. The Comforter’s Testimony
42. This is My Friend
43. Conversion
44. The Time Is Drawing Near?
45. Songs in the Night
46. The Master's Net
47. Trials are Opportunities
48. Receiving the Messenger
49. Seven Messages to the Seven Pastors
50. Keep Yourself Pure
51. Jezreel
52. The New Birth
53. Denying Jesus
54. Bruised Reeds
56. The Wise and the Foolish
57. Holiness
58. Is Jesus God?
59. Christ or Christianity
60. Have Faith In God
63. Four Kinds of Soil
64. Communion
66. Baptism
69. Crucified With Christ
70. Homosexuality and the Bible
71. The Kingdom of God
72. The Gospel of Christ
77. Sanctification
78. New Commandments
79. The Sacrifice of Christ
81. Speaking in Tongues
87. Antichrist
88. The Way of Grace
90. Relationships
93. Subdued
94. The Spirit of Christ
95. The Blood of Christ
96. Spirit of a Serpent, Spirit of a Dove
97. Gluttony
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Gospel Tract #45

Songs in the Night

by George C. Clark

Paul and Silas, because of their zeal for God, were stripped, severely beaten, and cast into prison. The jailer, having received strict orders to keep close watch on them, put them into the inner cell, and fastened their feet in the stocks. But, thank God, this did not quench their evangelistic spirits for "at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God, and the prisoners heard them" (Acts 16:25). Indeed, my reader, not only the prisoners heard these two late-hour worshippers, but God our Maker, "Who gives songs in the night" also heard them: "And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, 'Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.' Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?' And they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, and your house.' And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes, and he was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house" (Acts 16:26-34).

This was something new to the jailer, especially at such a late hour – prisoners praying and singing. Perhaps the other prisoners, at first, thought Paul and Silas were fools. "Is it a new kind of religion?" doubtless they asked. Nevertheless, it changed the spirit of the prison.

Life itself often seems to be a prison, burdens and trials cutting our hearts until we cry for peace and mercy. Is it not possible for us to find, through prayer, a song we can sing in this midnight hour of sin and sorrow? Surely, if we obey God, it will be as the Psalmist said, "The Lord will command his loving kindness in the daytime, and in the night His song will be with me" (Ps. 42:8).

It was a song from the Lord in the hearts of Paul and Silas that caused the jailer and those in his house to walk out of the darkness of sin into the light of life. Now, what about your song, my Reader? Do you have one? One that you can sing, and feel the glory of God as it springs up within you, and lights from time to time the dark cells of distress and perplexity that so often overtake us? Or are you like the Psalmist, when he said, "In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord. My sore ran in the night, and ceased not. My soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled. I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night. I commune with my own heart, and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more? Is His mercy clean gone for ever? Does His promise fail for evermore? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?"

No, beloved, God hasn't forgotten to be gracious. He still loves you, even if you have lost your song in the night. I know what it means to lose this heavenly tune – "singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord." I went a long time once when "my song in the night" was only a memory. And as the Psalmist said, "I remembered God, and was troubled. I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed." But, thank God, I did as the Psalmist did, "In the day of my trouble [I was seriously ill], I sought the Lord." Yes, Reader, "I considered the days of old, the years of ancient times." In other words, the early years of my ministry. Indeed, I called "to remembrance my song in the night." I communed "with my own heart, and my spirit made diligent search." Consequently, the joy of my salvation was restored; and today, I have an established testimony, a testimony that God can and will "renew a right spirit within" anyone who will pay the price.

As we look about us today and see so many believers who have lost their song of victory, our mind runs back to the days of Job, when he saw the transgressions of God's people being multiplied, and yet, they would not repent. As Job states it, "No one says, Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night?" (35:10).

Do not despair, my friend, if you stumble along the way. No failure need be final except the failure to repent and begin anew. For "if our hearts condemn us, he is greater than our hearts" (1Jn. 3:20). And if our hearts rejoice, he is able to make us "rejoice always"!

Child of God, "keep your heart with all diligence" and keep your "songs in the night". If you can do this, I am sure that when the midnight cry is made, "Behold the Bridegroom! Go ye out to meet him!", you will be able to respond, "At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto you because of your righteous judgments" (Ps. 119:62). Until that day, may God bless and keep you, and may you ever retain your comforting song in the night.