Devotional Readings

Psalm 92 – Singing Psalms

These verses are so direct…

Psa 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
Psa 92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Paul says it this way..

Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Or again from Psalms:

Psa 14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psa 53:1 To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

We have lost the heart to sing the Psalm in the modern church….maybe partly since the above message in these verses doesnt fit the modern seeker church mold.

Psalm 92 King James Version (KJV)

1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:

2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

5 O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

8 But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.

9 For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

15 To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

King James Version (KJV)
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It is interesting to try to find sites where the Psalms are actual being sung. In my searching I’ve found that it is rare that they are sung in the KJV, and often in an old Scottish version….or from the Geneva Bible.

I need to do more reseach to determine why these various versions are sung.

Here is the text from one version…

PSALM 92 (a) C.M.

1 How good it is to praise the LORD, to sing a joyful song, And to your name, O God Most High, make music all day long;

2 To show your love when morning comes, your faithfulness at night, 3 With music of stringed instruments your praises to recite.

4 For by your mighty deeds, O LORD, you make my spirit glad; I sing for joy, when I survey the works your hands have made.

5 How great are all your works, O LORD, your thoughts, how deep and grand! 6 The senseless one does not perceive, fools do not understand.

7 Although the wicked spring like grass, the foolish do not see That all who flourish in their sin will die eternally.

8 But, LORD, you are for evermore exalted very high. 9 All evildoers will be crushed; your foes will surely die.

10 You made me strong as any ox, with oil anointed me. 11 I’ve seen my enemies’ defeat, and I have heard them flee.

12 Like palms and cedars flourishing the righteous all will be, 13 And planted in the house of God, will grow abundantly.

14 So in old age they still bear fruit; they will stay fresh and strong. 15 They will proclaim: “The LORD is just— my Rock, who does no wrong.”

You can find this actually sung here:

Look for…
Psalm 92 (Tune: Huddersfield)
867 plays

I did find one site where some KJV Psalms are sung..

Unfortunately this Psalm is not included.

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