The word for today

 

O God, our help in ages past, 
our hope for years to come, 
our shelter from the stormy blast, 
and our eternal home;
Under the shadow of your throne 
your saints have dwelt secure. 
Sufficient is your arm alone, 
and our defense is sure.
Before the hills in order stood, 
or earth received its frame,
from everlasting you are God, 
to endless years the same.
 A thousand ages in your sight 
are like an evening gone, 
short as the watch that ends the night 
before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 
soon bears us all away. 
We fly forgotten, as a dream 
dies at the op’ning day.
O God, our help in ages past, 
our hope for years to come,
still be our guard while troubles last, 
and our eternal home.
Psalm 69:7-12
For I have endured insults because of you, and shame has covered my face.
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother’s sons because zeal for your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.
I mourned and fasted, but it brought me insults.
I wore sackcloth as my clothing, and I was a joke to them.
Those who sit at the city gate talk about me, and drunkards make up songs about me.
All hail the power of Jesus\’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!
O seed of Israel\’s chosen race
now ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all!
Let every tongue and every tribe
responsive to his call,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all!
Oh, that with all the sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We\’ll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all.
We\’ll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all. 
Psalm 124
A song of ascents. Of David.
If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
then they would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger against us.
Then the water would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us;
the raging water would have swept over us.
Blessed be the Lord,
who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;
the net is torn, and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 16:9-9
I always let the Lord guide me.
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my whole being rejoices; my body also rests securely.


Psalm 61

New King James Version

To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
You will prolong the king’s life,
His years as many generations.
He shall abide before God forever.
Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!

So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may daily perform my vows.

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