Summer in the Psalms – Psalm 19 part 2.
Last wee we heard the message of the Sun, this week we hear about the message of the Bible and it’s benefits.
First Psalm 19:7ff.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Talk – Blessings and the Bible.
A song to go with the Psalm, written by George Caird of Mansfield College, Oxford. The words are below the video!
1. Not far beyond the sea, nor high
above the heavens, but very nigh
your voice, O God, is heard.
For each new step of faith we take
you have more truth and light to break
forth from your holy word.
2. The young in Christ your scriptures feed
with milk sufficient for their need,
the nurture of the Lord.
Beneath life’s burden and its heat
the fully grown find stronger meat
in your unfailing word.
3. Rooted and grounded in your love,
with saints on earth and saints above
we join in full accord:
to know the breadth, length, depth and height,
the crucified and risen might
of Christ, the incarnate Word.
4. Help us to press on toward that mark,
and, though our vision now is dark,
to live by what we see.
So, when we see you face to face,
your truth and light our dwelling place
forevermore shall be.