In Job 35:10, it is said that God “gives songs in the night.” In his sermon on this particular passage, Charles Spurgeon said the following:
“. . . the songs we sing in the night we will be lasting. Many songs we hear our fellow-creatures singing in the streets will not do to sing by-and-by. I guess they will sing a different kind of tune soon. They can sing now-a-days any rollicking, drinking songs; but they will not sing them when they come to die; they are not exactly the songs with which to cross Jordan’s billows. It will not do to sing one of those songs when death and you are having the last tug. It will not do to enter heaven singing one of those unchaste, unholy sonnets. No, but the Christian who can sing in the night will not have to leave off his song; he may keep on and continue his melody; he may wade through it, and keep on singing still, and land himself safe in heaven; and when he is there, there need not be a gap in his strain, but in a nobler, sweeter strain, he may still continue singing [Christ’s] power to save.
There are a great many of you that think Christian people are a very miserable set, don’t you? You say, ‘Let me sing my song.’ Ay, but, my dear friends, we like to sing a song that will last; we don’t like your songs; they are all froth, like bubbles on the breaker, and they will soon die away and be lost. Give me a song that will last; give me one that will not melt. O, give me not the dreamster’s gold! He hoards it up, and says, ‘I’m rich;” and when he waketh, his gold is gone. But give me songs in the night, for they are songs I sing forever."