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BibleGateway: Psalm 147

ESV Text: Psalm 147

KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 147:

     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 65:
When Sinners See Their Lost Condition

— Organ Audio

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1. When sinners see their lost condition 
And feel the pressing load of sin 
And Jesus cometh on His mission 
To heal the sin-sick heart within, 
All grief must flee before His grace, 
And joy divine will take its place. 

2. When Jesus enters meek and lowly 
To fill the home with sweetest peace; 
When hearts have felt His blessing holy 
And found from sin complete release, 
Then light and calm within shall reign 
And hearts divided love again. 

3. When Jesus enters land and nation 
And moves the people with His love; 
When, yielding to His kind persuasion, 
Our hearts His truth and blessing prove, 
Then shall our life on earth be blest, 
The peace of God on us shall rest. 

4. When Jesus comes, –O blessed story!– 
He works a change in heart and life; 
God’s kingdom comes with power and glory 
To young and old, to man and wife; 
Through Sacrament and living Word 
Faith, love, and hope are now conferred. 

5. Then stilled are cries and lamentation, 
Then loosed is Satan’s every band, 
In death is hope and consolation, 
The soul is safe in Jesus’ hand. 
When we shall walk through death’s dark vale, 
His rod and staff shall never fail. 

6. Oh, may He soon to every nation 
Find entrance where He is unknown, 
With life and light and full salvation, 
That heathendom may be o’erthrown 
And healing to the hearts may come 
In heathen land and Christian home!