Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Psalm 18

The pangs of death surrounded me,

And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

In my distress I called upon the LORD,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears

He bowed the heavens also, and came down

With darkness under His feet.
And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
He flew upon the wings of the wind.

The LORD thundered from heaven,

And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe,
Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished hem.

He sent from above, He took me;

He drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,

But the LORD was my support.
He also brought me out into a broad place;

He delivered me because He delighted in me.
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness;

According to the cleanness of my hands
He has recompensed me.

For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all His judgments were before me,
And I did not put away His statutes from me.

As for God, His way is perfect;

The word of the LORD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
For who is God, except the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?

It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer,

And sets me on my high places.

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;

Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.

The LORD lives!

Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
It is God who avenges me,
And subdues the peoples under me;
He delivers me from my enemies.

You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
You have delivered me from the violent man.
Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles,
And sing praises to Your name.

2010 08 18

Thee Will I Love, O Lord 
"Thee will I love, O Lord, my might, My rock, my help, my saving pow'r,
My God, my trust, my shield in fight, My great salvation, my high tow'r.
To the Eternal is my prayer, To whom all praise we owe;
So shall I by His watchful care Safely be guarded from my foe."

"In my distress I called on God, To the Eternal raised my prayer;
My voice He from His temple heard, My cry ascended to His ear.
He bowed the heav'ns His high abode, Came in the dark of night;
He on a cherub swiftly rode, And on the wings of wind His flight."

"His deadly shafts around He threw, His foes dispersed in wild retreat;
Like burning darts His lightnings flew, Scattering them in sore defeat.
He sent from heav'n and rescued me From waters swelling high;
From those that hate me set me free, And foes that stronger were than I."

"For who but God should be adored; Who but our God can us befriend?
Who is a rock besides the Lord; Who else is able to defend?
On the Eternal I relied, And over foes prevailed;
With the Almighty on my side, Their lofty walls I fearless scaled."

PS: (Postscript entry will be added below once this is fulfilled)

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First Posted: 2010 08 18
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