Psalms

Declare His Glory

Psalm 96 1. Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! 2. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 4. For great is the Lord, and […]

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Praise to the Lord, The Almighty

  Praise to the Lord, the Almighty The King of creation O my soul, praise Him For He is thy health and salvation All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near Praise Him in glad adoration Praise to the Lord Who o’er all things so wonderfully reigneth Shelters thee under His wings Yea, […]

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Singing from a bended knee

Psalm 95 At the beginning of this psalm, the psalmist exhorts the community to be expressive in their worship to God. To sing for joy, to shout aloud, to come before Him with thankfulness and to lift Him up in music and song. Why? Because God is the Creator God who holds all things in […]

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Slippery Slopes

Psalm 94 Have you ever sung that song where the line goes, “When the world’s “all as it should be, Blessed be Your name.” This is definitely not one of those songs. For the salmist the world is not running the way it should be. In fact it is running diametrically opposed to the way […]

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Flourishing Not Floundering

Psalm 92 12. The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. 14. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, 15. to declare that […]

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The Shadow of the Almighty

Psalm 91 This Psalm is one for dark nights and difficult days.  I remember reading this psalm together with Amy as we were on a train in the middle of the night passing through the outer reaches of Turkmenistan and heading for the war-torn border with Afghanistan when we were still students.  As the train […]

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Take My Life

“All of life is the outshining of what you truly value and cherish and treasure. Therefore all of life is worship. Either of God, or something else” – (John Piper) I don’t know if you experience this, but it seems to me that despite my deepest desire for God to be the number one thing, […]

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Home and The End of Exile

        Psa. 90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Psa. 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Home evokes a lot of ideas  and memories. “Home” is the place that truly […]

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Everlasting Kingdom

PSALM 89 GOD’S PROMISE OF AN EVERLASTING KINGDOM I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; With my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations…You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant; I will establish your offspring forever […]

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Defined by Hope

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. 1. O Lord, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you. 2. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! 3. For my soul is […]

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