Monday, August 07, 2006

psalm 103

I do love working for a Christian organisation, this morning when we had our little staff meeting one of my colleagues read us a Psalm which had encouraged her this weekend, I hope it also encourages you.

Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the LORD's love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children's children-
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Praise the LORD, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the LORD, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 103


Blogger Mark said...

A suberb Psalm. The only appropriate reponse in the face of God's awesome character = praise. [I think it was put to music in "Godspell" - does that sound right?!]

Mon Aug 07, 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

I LOVE this Psalm. A good choice.

Mon Aug 07, 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger Priscilla said...

Yes...I think it's time to get off the computer and go take a closer look at this psalm.

Tue Aug 08, 04:56:00 AM  
Blogger onlinesoph said...

what a lovely way to start the day.

Tue Aug 08, 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

I have never seen Godspell but I checked out the web and I believe you might be right Mark ;)

Glad you all liked the Psalm. Let's meditate on it today as we serve our Lord and God.

Tue Aug 08, 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger jnibby said...

A fantastic Psalm.

Wed Aug 09, 09:03:00 PM  

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