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BibleGateway: Psalm 147:1-20

ESV Text: Psalm 147:1-20

KJV Text:

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     1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: 8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. 10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

     12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. 14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. 16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. 17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? 18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow. 19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 9:
O Day of Rest and Gladness

— Organ Audio

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1. O day of rest and gladness, 
O day of joy and light, 
O balm of care and sadness, 
Most beautiful, most bright, 
On thee the high and lowly 
Before th’ eternal throne 
Sing, “Holy, holy, holy,” 
To the great Three in One. 

2. On thee at the Creation 
The light first had its birth; 
On thee for our salvation 
Christ rose from depth of earth; 
On thee our Lord victorious 
The Spirit sent from heaven, 
And thus on thee, most glorious, 
A threefold light was given. 

3. Thou art a cooling fountain 
In life’s dry, dreary sand; 
From thee, like Nebo’s mountain, 
We view our Promised Land; 
A day of sweet reflection, 
A day of holy love, 
A day of resurrection 
From earth to things above. 

4. Today on weary nations 
The heavenly manna falls; 
To holy convocations 
The silver trumpet calls, 
Where Gospel-light is glowing 
With pure and radiant beams 
And living water flowing 
With soul-refreshing streams. 

5. New graces ever gaining 
From this our day of rest, 
We reach the rest remaining 
To spirits of the blest. 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 
To Father, and to Son; 
The Church her voice upraises 
To Thee, blest Three in One.