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Rex H. Henderson

 PSALM 30

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.  (Psalm 30, KJV)

 

PSALM 30

Gratitude For Miraculous Blessings

Saulís elite Body Guard was
In hot pursuit. Davidís life
Was in great danger--without hope,
The end was near. He felt the knife,

Sensed the grave, the pit, the jaws
Of hell, and the victory of his enemies.
He cried O Lord my  Godónot to friends.
But was surprised. Thou hast! Thou hast!

Brought my soul from the grave, restored
By grace alone.  Sorrow for a moment,
But joy comes in the morning. Joy! Joy!
Unspeakable. What an event!

In the grace of gratitude, David
Says he will dance, rejoice, sing
And give thanks to God forever.
The silent tongue, now praising.

 

(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003

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