Monday, May 24, 2010

Project 4:4--Day One Hundred Fourteen

Day One Hundred Fourteen—Psalm 88, 91, 95, 108, 109

The first half of Psalm 95 make up a fun, upbeat song that I learned at church camp when I was approximately 9 years old. It’s always been one of my favorites.

The next few verses are also recognizable as a worship song, “Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down.”

The last part of this psalm is quoted in my favorite book of the Bible, the book of Hebrews.

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
let us come before him with thanksgiving,
and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hands are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.

Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,
as you did that day at Massah in the desert,
where your fathers tested and tried me,
though they had seen what I did.
For forty years I was angry with that generation;
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray,
and they have not known my ways.”
So I declared on oath in my anger,
“They shall never enter my rest.”

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