Psalms

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Original Latin, translated by John Neale (1851), arrangement by Thomas Helmore (1856) What are you looking forward to this Advent? “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a popular advent carol, translated from the series of ancient Latin prayers known as the O Antiphons. Advent is the season in the church calendar leading up to Christmas, […]

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The Cockroach in the Room

Psalm 112 1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! … 7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.             A Fearing Man Often we hear the words “fear of God” and […]

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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart. Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child and […]

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To Him Belongs Eternal Praise

Psalm 111 1 Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 […]

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The Kingdom Foretold

Psalm 110 A Psalm of David. 1. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2. The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! 3. Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, […]

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Praying Your Frustration

Psalm 109 – Giving Ourselves to Prayer Instead of frustration It is an uncomfortable truth of the human heart that we are often filled with emotions that we would rather not have.  When we are hard done by, frustrated or opposed even the most merciful saint finds feelings of anger or vengeance rise.  The real […]

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It Is Well With My Soul

          What are you building your life upon? Horatio Spafford was a prominent Chicagoan, with an established legal practice in the city and social standing as a professor of medical jurisprudence at what is now Northwestern University. Happily married to his young wife, Anna, and with four small daughters, his future […]

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Liquid Courage

Psa. 108 A SONG. A PSALM OF DAVID. 1 My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! 2 Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! … 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! 6That your […]

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Forget Me Not

Psa. 106:1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 2 Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all his praise? Psalm 106:21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, 10 years ago on the […]

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Our Lord is Active

Psalm 105 Our Lord is Active. He is never ceasing in His creativity, His proactive sovereignty and His love for us.  Psalm 105 is full of action verbs as the author implores us to act and reminds us of God’s acts towards us, his people, through the covenant of Abraham. It starts with roughly nine […]

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