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Those who stand against the Lord will not be victorious in the end, for the Lord will carry out His plans in spite of them.

BibleGateway: Psalm 33

ESV Text: Psalm 33

KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 33:

     1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

     12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 521 (LSB 760):
What God Ordains Is Always Good — Organ Audio

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1. What God ordains is always good; 
His will abideth holy. 
As He directs my life for me, 
I follow meek and lowly. 
God indeed in every need 
Doth well know how to shield me; 
To Him, then, I will yield me. 

2. What God ordains is always good. 
He never will deceive me; 
He leads me in His own right way, 
And never will He leave me. 
I take content What He hath sent; 
His hand that sends me sadness 
Will turn my tears to gladness. 

3. What God ordains is always good. 
His loving thought attends me; 
No poison can be in the cup 
That my Physician sends me. 
My God is true; Each morn anew 
I’ll trust His grace unending, 
My life to Him commending. 

4. What God ordains is always good. 
He is my Friend and Father; 
He suffers naught to do me harm, 
Though many storms may gather. 
Now I may know Both joy and woe, 
Some day I shall see clearly 
That He hath loved me dearly. 

5. What God ordains is always good. 
Though I the cup am drinking 
Which savors now of bitterness, 
I take it without shrinking. 
For after grief God grants relief, 
My heart with comfort filling 
And all my sorrow stilling. 

6. What God ordains is always good. 
This truth remains unshaken. 
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, 
I shall not be forsaken. 
I fear no harm, For with His arm 
He shall embrace and shield me; 
So to my God I yield me.