Over the last four years or so I’ve learned to enjoy singing the Psalms, something that previously had been missing in my walk with the Lord Jesus. To my Presbyterian brethren I will forever be grateful for bringing this to light for me. After all, did Paul not write “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” or “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”?
Since today is the 113th day of the year I will share Psalm 113 from the Trinity Psalter. It may be sung to the tune of “Take My Life and Let It Be”, remember, for this tune repeat the last line of each stanza. Happy Friday but remember, like the old preacher said, “but Sunday’s coming!”
Praise Jehovah; praise the Lord;
Ye His servants, praise accord;
Bless-ed be Jehovah’s name;
Evermore His praise proclaim.
From the dawn to setting sun,
Praise the Lord, the Mighty One.
O’er all nations He is high;
Yea,His glory crowns the sky.
Who is like the Lord our God?
High in heav’n is His abode,
Who Himself doth humble low
Things in heav’n and earth to know.
He the lowly makes to rise
From the dust in which He lies,
That exalted he may stand
With the princes of the land.
He the childless woman takes
And a joyful mother makes;
Keeping house she finds reward.
Praise Jehovah; praise the Lord.