Psalms

I Vow To Thee My Country

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above, Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love; The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test, That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best; The love that never falters, the love that pays the price, The love […]

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Holding your breath

Psalm 104 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. 3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds […]

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Read Me, Lead Me

Psalm 103: Slow to Anger and Abounding in Love Of David. 1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the […]

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Faded Jeans and Worn Out Clothes

Psa. 102 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. 2 Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. 25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are […]

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Aim High

Psalm 101 –  Aim High 1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. 2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. 3 I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. […]

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When Morning Gilds the Skies

              This Hymn was translated from German in the mid 1800’s by Edward Casewell, an Oxford clergyman in the Church of England.  Originally written with 28 (yes 28!) verses, usually it is sung today with 4 or 5.  I have included a wider selection below, with a star by […]

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The Fluffy Friends and Faithful Shepherd

Psalm 100 A psalm for thanksgiving. 1 Raise a shout to Yahweh, all the earth! 2 Serve Yahweh with gladness; come before him with joyful songs, 3 Acknowledge that Yahweh, he is God. He made us, and we are indeed his people and the flock he shepherds, 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts […]

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Blasted Images

Psalm 99 1 The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. 2 Great is the Lord in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. 3 Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy. 4 The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in […]

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Happy, Clappy

Psa. 98:1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. Psa. 98:2 The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. … Psa. 98:7 Let the sea roar, […]

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Light Dawns after the Storm

PSALM 97 In its own right, Psalm 97 is  a noble text.  In the first part, (97:1-5) the glory of God is revealed.  God “is hidden in the mystery of clouds in thick darkness, irresistible fire proceeds him, lightning and thunder manifest his power… the unqualified sovereignty of God.”  (James Luther Mays).  But, unlike many […]

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