Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 – May God Bestow on us His Grace – Psalm 67:1-2

May God bestow on us His grace,

With blessings rich provide us,

And may the brightness of His face

To life eternal guide us

That we His saving health may know,

His gracious will and pleasure,

And also to the heathen show

Christ’s riches without measure

And unto God convert them.

In the first verse of this hymn, it speaks about how we, as believers in Christ, will be blessed and how, in the end, he will take us with Him to heaven.

The first verse also tells us that we should proclaim the news of Christ’s resurrection to the world.

Thine over all shall be the praise

And thanks of every nation,

And all the world with joy shall raise

The voice of exultation;

For Thou shalt judge the earth, O Lord,

Nor suffer sin to flourish;

Thy people’s pasture is Thy Word

Their souls to feed and nourish,

In righteous paths to keep them.

In the second verse, our hymn tells us how we need to be ever thankful and full of joy. We are reminded that the Lord is judge over all. God’s people need to be constantly in The Word to be fed and nourished so that we stay on the right path. The Lord reigns supreme over all the earth and he guides us in all our ways.

Oh, let the people praise Thy worth,

In all good works increasing;

The land shall plenteous fruit bring forth,

Thy Word is rich in blessing.

May God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit bless us!

Let all the world praise Him alone,

Let solemn awe possess us.

The third and final verse speaks of how our Lord blesses us with earthly gifts and also through His word. It reminds us of the amazing blessing of the Holy Trinity and that we, as His children, should “let solemn awe posses us.”
-Andy Blomenberg

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