A psalm of thanksgiving and praise.

November 27, 2014.

For long ago in the days of David and Asaph there were directors of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah gave the daily portions for the singers and the gatekeepers; and they set apart that which was for the Levites; and the Levites set apart that which was for the sons of Aaron.”
(Nehemiah 12:46-47)

Thank you, Lord.
Thank you, Lord most high!
Thank you, Lord most high, for our very existence.
May we ever remember you in all that we do.

Thank you, Lord.
Thank you, Lord most high!
Thank you, Lord most high, who has given us life.
You have given us hope when no hope for ourselves was due.

May we ever remember you, Lord, every day.
May we ever remember you and praise your name.
May we ever lift our voices to you.
For we are every blessed to have you in whom to confide.

Why is it?
Why is it Lord?
Why is it that you are so good when we are so bad?
What could we have done to deserve such grace?

Even now, Lord.
Even now when we have been graced.
Even now when from our sins you have hidden your face!
We continue on, where is our praise?

Today we come.
Today we come, Lord.
Today we come before your throne.
We thank you for everything known and unknown.

We praise you.
We praise you, Lord.
We praise you for what we see, the work of your hands!
May praise be offered to you  throughout all lands.

This sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving is to you, Lord.
May it every go up as a pleasing aroma before your Holy throne.

“Mark this, then, you who forget God,
    lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!
The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
    to one who orders his way rightly
    I will show the salvation of God!”
(Psalm 50:22-23)

Suggested Daily Reading: Leviticus 7, Psalm 50, 69, 95.

All praise to the Lord God above!

-Walter

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