Monday, October 14, 2013

Abundance of Psalm 65



I'm in the midst of looking towards my sermon on October 27th and spent a lot of time reading and praying over Psalm 65.  Though it is not one of the most quoted or more "popular" psalms, I recommend reading it!  The psalm is just saturated with joy, abundance, blessing, and happiness!

Bless,

Peter+

Psalm 65

Te decet hymnus



1
You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; *
to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem.
2
To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come, *
because of their transgressions.
3
Our sins are stronger than we are, *
but you will blot them out.
4
Happy are they whom you choose
and draw to your courts to dwell there! *
they will be satisfied by the beauty of your house,
by the holiness of your temple.
5
Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness,
O God of our salvation, *
O Hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the seas that are far away.
6
You make fast the mountains by your power; *
they are girded about with might.
7
You still the roaring of the seas, *
the roaring of their waves,
and the clamor of the peoples.
8
Those who dwell at the ends of the earth will tremble at your marvelous signs; *
you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy.
9
You visit the earth and water it abundantly;
you make it very plenteous; *
the river of God is full of water.
10
You prepare the grain, *
for so you provide for the earth.
11
You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; *
with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase.
12
You crown the year with your goodness, *
and your paths overflow with plenty.
13
May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing, *
and the hills be clothed with joy.
14
May the meadows cover themselves with flocks,
and the valleys cloak themselves with grain; *
let them shout for joy and sing.

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