Songs which stand the test of time…

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Psalm 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, 3 to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. 4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. 

We are told this is psalm is considered “a song for the Sabbath”. You probably already know that the psalms were originally songs. The book of psalms was something like a hymnbook for Israel, songs to be sung in the temple. Unfortunately the melodies/music to the words have been lost to history.

This is a psalm of praise and thanksgiving to God.

This coming Sunday I’ll be returning to lead worship at the church where I serve as pastor. I’ve been gone since May 1st when I started a three-month sabbatical – which was a wonderful gift of time. That said, I have missed my church family and look forward to singing and prayer and scripture reading and reflection and, of course, the eucharist. I visited some very nice churches during sabbatical, but there truly is no place like home!

Lord you are worthy to be praised. Thank you for the composers who wrote these beautiful hymns/psalms thousands of years ago. They still resonate in my spirit today. Call us again this coming weekend to gather with your people and celebrate life in the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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