Sunday, June 14, 2009

Psalm 146

From a time long before Russelists (Watchtower-ites) tried to co-opt God's covenant name, Presbyterians have been singing praises to Jehovah. In this morning's service, we sang this version of Psalm 146 from the Psalter of 1912. (To the tune of Ripley)

What a wonderful hymn for Christian Martialists to sing for inspiration, encouragement and comfort.

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
Of my God through all my days.
Put no confidence in princes,
Nor for help on man depend;
He shall die, to dust returning,
And his purposes shall end.

Happy is the man that chooses
Israel’s God to be his aid;
He is blest whose hope of blessing
On the Lord his God is stayed.
Heaven and earth the Lord created,
Seas and all that they contain;
He delivers from oppression,
Righteousness He will maintain.

Food He daily gives the hungry,
Sets the mourning prisoner free,
Raises those bowed down with anguish,
Makes the sightless eyes to see.
Well Jehovah loves the righteous,
And the stranger He befriends,
Helps the fatherless and the widow,
Judgment on the wicked sends.

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
Of my God through all my days.
Over all God reigns forever,
Through all ages He is King;
Unto Him, thy God, O Zion,
Joyful hallelujahs sing.

2 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Gravelbelly, not to nitpick but if I am not mistaken it was Charles Taze Russel, with an E (RussElists?). Sorry...

Gravelbelly said...

You are absolutely correct. I have made the appropriate change in the text. A tip of the proofreader's cap to you, sir, and fifty lashes with an editor's blue-pencil for me.
;-)