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The Wonders of God

Psalm 19 (CEV)

(A psalm by David for the music leader.)

The Wonders of God and the Goodness of His Law

19 The heavens keep telling
    the wonders of God,
    and the skies declare
    what he has done.

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Each day informs
    the following day;
    each night announces
    to the next.
They don’t speak a word,
    and there is never
    the sound of a voice.
Yet their message reaches
    all the earth,
    and it travels
    around the world.

In the heavens a tent
    is set up for the sun.
It rises like a bridegroom
    and gets ready like a hero
    eager to run a race.

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It travels all the way
across the sky.
    Nothing hides from its heat.

The Law of the Lord is perfect;
    it gives us new life.
His teachings last forever,
    and they give wisdom
    to ordinary people.
The Lord’s instruction is right;
    it makes our hearts glad.
His commands shine brightly,
    and they give us light.

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Worshiping the Lord is sacred;
    he will always be worshiped.


All of his decisions
    are correct and fair.
10 They are worth more
    than the finest gold


    and are sweeter than honey
    from a honeycomb.

11 By your teachings, Lord,
    I am warned;
    by obeying them,
    I am greatly rewarded.
12 None of us know our faults.
    Forgive me when I sin
    without knowing it.


13 Don’t let me do wrong
    on purpose, Lord,
    or let sin have control
    over my life.
Then I will be innocent,
    and not guilty
    of some terrible fault.

14 Let my words and my thoughts
    be pleasing to you, Lord,
    because you are my mighty rock

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    and my protector.

Psalm 19a

Psalm 19b

A Song of Love

I think of you,
I love you.

What words can I use to express that love?
What can I say?
How can I show you
how much you mean to me?
How can I prepare myself
to meet with you?
What can show the depth of my love?

And so I sing this song for you,
I create a symphony,
a feast for the senses

– all to worship
and adore you

Blessing and Honour

Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 (CEV)

(A special psalm for the people of Korah and for the music leader. To the tune “Lilies.” A love song.)

For a Royal Wedding

45 My thoughts are filled
with beautiful words
    for the king,
and I will use my voice
    as a writer would use
    pen and ink.

No one is as handsome as you!
    Your words are always kind.
    That is why God
    will always bless you.

You are God, and you will rule
    forever as king.
    Your royal power
    brings about justice.
You love justice and hate evil.
    And so, your God chose you
    and made you happier
    than any of your friends.
The sweet aroma of the spices
myrrh, aloes, and cassia,
    covers your royal robes.
You enjoy the music of harps
    in palaces decorated
    with ivory.
Daughters of kings are here,
and your bride stands
    at your right side,
    wearing a wedding gown
    trimmed with pure gold.

Springs in Dry Valley – Psalm 84

O Lord,
I sing when I am with you,
in your presence,
I am safe and secure.

I rely on you for my strength,
my purpose,
my hope.

When life is a dry valley,
you are the one
who brings water,
flowing,
refreshing,
life-giving.

Lord,
I long to be with you,
rather than anywhere else.

I come
and sit
and revel in your blessings.

Psalm 84

Psalm 84 (CEV)

The Joy of Worship

84 Lord God All-Powerful,
    your temple is so lovely!
Deep in my heart I long
    for your temple,
    and with all that I am
    I sing joyful songs to you.

Lord God All-Powerful,
    my King and my God,
sparrows find a home
    near your altars;
    swallows build nests there
    to raise their young.

You bless everyone
who lives in your house,
    and they sing your praises.
You bless all who depend
    on you for their strength
    and all who deeply desire
    to visit your temple.
When they reach Dry Valley,
    springs start flowing,
    and the autumn rain fills it
    with pools of water.
Your people grow stronger,
    and you, the God of gods,
    will be seen in Zion.

Lord God All-Powerful,
the God of Jacob,
    please answer my prayer!
You are the shield
    that protects your people,
    and I am your chosen one.
    Won’t you smile on me?

10 One day in your temple
is better
    than a thousand
    anywhere else.
I would rather serve
    in your house,
    than live in the homes
    of the wicked.

11 Our Lord and our God,
you are like the sun
    and also like a shield.
You treat us with kindness
    and with honor,
    never denying any good thing
    to those who live right.

12 Lord God All-Powerful,
    you bless everyone
    who trusts you.