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The Lord listens to the cries of the hopeless.

BibleGateway: Psalm 142

ESV Text: Psalm 142

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 142:

     1 Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. 2 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. 3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

     4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. 5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. 6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. 7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 69:
Arise, Sons of the Kingdom

— Organ Audio

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1. Arise, sons of the Kingdom! 
The King is drawing nigh; 
Arise and hail with gladness 
The Ruler from on high. 
Ye Christians, hasten forth! 
Your praise and homage bring Him 
And glad hosannas sing Him; 
Naught else your love is worth. 

2. Arise, ye drooping mourners! 
The King is very near; 
Away with grief and sorrow! 
For, lo, your Help is here. 
Behold, in many a place – 
Oh, blessed consolation! – 
You find Him, your Salvation, 
Within His means of grace. 

3. Arise, ye much afflicted! 
The King is not afar. 
Rejoice, ye long dejected, 
Behold the Morning Star! 
The Lord will give you joy; 
Though troubles now distress you, 
With comfort He will bless you, 
E’en death will He destroy. 

4. Arise, ye poor and needy! 
The King provides for you; 
He comes with succor speedy, 
With mercy ever new. 
Receive your gracious King, 
The Giver of all blessing, 
Hail Him, His name confessing, 
And glad hosannas sing. 

5. Be righteous, ye his subjects, 
The King is just and true; 
Prepare for Him a highway, 
Make all things straight and new. 
For, lo, He means it well; 
Then willing bear the crosses 
That He Himself imposes, 
Nor let your courage fail. 

6. Oh, rich the gifts Thou bringest, 
Thyself made poor and weak! 
O Love beyond expression, 
That thus can sinners seek! 
For this, O Lord, will we 
Our joyous tribute bring Thee 
And glad hosannas sing Thee 
And ever grateful be. 

Hymn: LSB 342 What Hope! An Eden Prophesied