Devotional Readings

Psalm 116 – Singing unto the Lord

In following up on my prior post about the advent of Lent, perhaps this would be a good time to renew the disciple of using the Psalm’s as they were intended.

These are God’s own Words to be sung in praise. Why are they so neglected?
I’ve spent some time trying to find audios of Psalm singing, to find much confusion in this area. Most of what I find on the web is barely understandable. Often the singing is based on translation text we rarely encounter, this is true even amoung the classic Scottish Psaltery.
It took some time to find a version based on the KJV, but there is one and though it is more as a chanting style, I do find it useful to listen to.
One can also just here Max read the Psalm here:
And though I prefer his reading I think there is something to be gained by listen to the Canticles.
BTW Just reading and reflecting in Job also these powerful words.
Job 34:5  For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

Job 7:20  I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
Job 7:20  I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
Job 7:21  And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Job 19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:26  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job 19:27  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Here is the text.

I Love the Lord

Psa 116:1  I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Psa 116:2  Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Psa 116:3  The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Psa 116:4  Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Psa 116:5  Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Psa 116:6  The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psa 116:7  Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

Psa 116:8  For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Psa 116:9  I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

Psa 116:10  I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

Psa 116:11  I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Psa 116:12  What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

Psa 116:13  I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

Psa 116:14  I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

Psa 116:15  Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Psa 116:16  O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

Psa 116:17  I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

Psa 116:18  I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,

Psa 116:19  In the courts of the LORD’S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

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