Wednesday, June 18, 2008


A Hymn of Thanksgiving

Psalm 65


1God, you will be praised in Jerusalem.

We will keep our promises to you.

2You hear our prayers.

All people will come to you.

3Our guilt overwhelms us,

but you forgive our sins.

4Happy are the people you choose

and invite to stay in your court.

We are filled with good things in your house,

your holy Temple.

5You answer us in amazing ways,

God our Savior.

People everywhere on the earth

and beyond the sea trust you.

6You made the mountains by your strength;

you are dressed in power.

7You stopped the roaring seas,

the roaring waves,

and the uproar of the nations.

8Even those people at the ends of the earth fear your miracles.

You are praised from where the sun rises to where it sets.

9You take care of the land and water it;

you make it very fertile.

The rivers of God are full of water.

Grain grows because you make it grow.

10You send rain to the plowed fields;

you fill the rows with water.

You soften the ground with rain,

and then you bless it with crops.

11You give the year a good harvest,

and you load the wagons with many crops.

12The desert is covered with grass

and the hills with happiness.

13The pastures are full of flocks,

and the valleys are covered with grain.

Everything shouts and sings for joy.

Title: The Holy Bible, New Century Version

The Lord of Power and Justice

Psalm 98


1Sing to the LORD a new song,

because he has done miracles.

By his right hand and holy arm

he has won the victory.

2The LORD has made known his power to save;

he has shown the other nations his victory for his people.

3He has remembered his love

and his loyalty to the people of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen

God’s power to save.

4Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth;

burst into songs and make music.

5Make music to the LORD with harps,

with harps and the sound of singing.

6Blow the trumpets and the sheep’s horns;

shout for joy to the LORD the King.

7Let the sea and everything in it shout;

let the world and everyone in it sing.

8Let the rivers clap their hands;

let the mountains sing together for joy.

9Let them sing before the LORD,

because he is coming to judge the world.

He will judge the world fairly;

he will judge the peoples with fairness.

Title: The Holy Bible, New Century Version

A Hymn of Thanksgiving

Psalm 138


1LORD, I will thank you with all my heart;

I will sing to you before the gods.

2I will bow down facing your holy Temple,

and I will thank you for your love and loyalty.

You have made your name and your word

greater than anything.

3On the day I called to you, you answered me.

You made me strong and brave.

4LORD, let all the kings of the earth praise you

when they hear the words you speak.

5They will sing about what the LORD has done,

because the LORD’S glory is great.

6Though the LORD is supreme,

he takes care of those who are humble,

but he stays away from the proud.

7LORD, even when I have trouble all around me,

you will keep me alive.

When my enemies are angry,

you will reach down and save me by your power.

8LORD, you do everything for me.

LORD, your love continues forever.

Do not leave us, whom you made.

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