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A Spring Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 112,113, 117 &118

Jehovah-Tsidkenu –  My Righteousness

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—I Corinthians 1:30

For this is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. Praise God, everybody!  Applaud God!  His love has taken over our lives; God’s faithful ways are eternal. He is my God, and I will praise Him; He is my God, and I will exalt Him. I give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever. Hallelujah!

It is better to trust the Lord than to put our confidence in anything or anyone in this world.  The Lord is our strength and song, He has become our salvation. Truly the voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous. May the Lord open the gates of righteousness so we can go through them and praise Him.

For this is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. Blessed be His name from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down, His name is to be praised. He is my God and I will praise Him; He is my God and I will exalt Him. Thanks be to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever.

Blessed is the one who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in His commands. Our children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in His house, and His righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, gracious, compassionate righteous one. Good will come to those who are generous, lend freely and conduct their affairs with justice. Surely they will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. The faithful will have no fear of bad news for their heart is secure. They will have no fear and, in the end, they will win.

For this is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. He is my God and I will praise Him; He is my God and I will exalt Him. Thanks be to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever.

A Winter Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 30, 34 & 111

Jehovah-Metshodhathi – Lord my Fortress:

                          The Lord Be Praised

O Lord, by Your favor, You have made my mountain strong. Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Praise You, O Lord! In worship, I will give thanks to You with all my heart.

Your works are great. I find great joy to be in Your house. There, I have witnessed the great and powerful work of Your loving hand.  You have met me there.  I have felt Your presence. You are right and good and forever.  Your great works will never be erased from my memory. I will remember how You show loving favor and compassion. I hold dearly to Your promises. They are forever. I look to You for daily guidance, pouring out my petitions, and You never fail me. You answer me. You take away all my fears and cause my face to shine with joy.You have turned my crying into dancing. You have dressed me with joy so my soul may sing praise to You and not be quiet.

O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever. 

I will honor You at all times. Your praise will always be in my mouth. My soul will be proud to tell about You. I will exalt You for You rescued me.  I cried to You for help, and You restored my health. I will sing to You and praise Your holy name. For Your anger lasts only a moment, but Your favor lasts a lifetime!

Praise You Lord! O taste and see that You are good.

The works of Your hands are faithful and right.  Your Laws and promises are true. They stand strong forever and ever. You have made a way for Your people to be free. Your holy name is to be honored with fear. To fear You is the beginning of wisdom. Happy is the one who trusts in You!  For those who fear You never want for anything and Your eyes are on those who do what is right and good. Your ears are open to their cry.  You hear them and take them from all their troubles. You are near to those who have a broken heart and save those who are broken in spirit. May Your people keep their tongues from sin and their lips from speaking lies. May Your people turn away from what is sinful and do what is good. May they look for peace and follow it. You have turned my crying into dancing. You have dressed me with joy so my soul may sing praise to You and not be quiet.

O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

I will honor You at all times. Your praise will always be in my mouth.  My soul will be proud to tell about You. I will exalt you, Lord, for You rescued me. I cried to You for help, and You restored my health. I will sing to You and praise Your holy name. For Your anger lasts only a moment, but Your favor lasts a lifetime!

 As for me, I will never be moved.

O Lord, by Your favor, You have made my mountain strong. Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

A Winter Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 47, 75 & 76

Call out to God with the Voice of Joy

Sing praises to God. Sing praises. Sing praises to our King. Sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with a well-written song. God rules over the nations. God sits on His holy throne. Call out to God with the voice of praise for He is near.

I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. I will tell of His wonderful deeds because He stands up to judge and to rescue the oppressed of the earth. I will make my promises to the Lord my God, and I will keep them. Let everyone bring tribute to the Awesome One. People everywhere tell of His wonderful deeds for He is near.

God is honored. He is more glorious and majestic than the everlasting mountains. No wonder He is greatly feared!  The earth trembles and stands silent before Him. Many leaders will rise and fall but the Lord is forever. Thanks be to Our God for He is near.

Show your happiness, friends! Call out to God with the voice of joy!

For the Lord Most High is to be feared. He is a great King over all the earth. God has gone up with a loud voice and with the sound of a horn. Sing praises to God. Sing praises. Sing praises to our King. Sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with a well-written song. God rules over the nations. God sits on His holy throne. Call out to God with a voice of praise for He is near.

 How happy is the one whose wrongdoing is forgiven and whose sin is covered! How happy is the one whose sin the Lord does not hold against them, and in whose spirit there is nothing false.

I lift up my hands to His holy place. May honor and thanks be given to the Lord, because He has heard my prayer. The Lord is my strength and my safe cover. My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. So my heart is full of joy. I will thank Him with my song. The Lord is my strength. He is a safe place, my Shepherd who carries me. He forgave the guilt of my sin. So let all who are God-like pray to Him while He may be found, because in the floods of much water, they will not touch Him. He is my hiding place. He keeps me safe from trouble. All around me are His songs of being made free. His loving kindness surrounds me because I put my trust in the Lord. So be glad in the Lord and be full of joy all you who are right with God! Sing for joy all you who are pure in heart.    

A Winter Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 3, 22, & 29

Jehovah-Kabodhi – Lord my Glory

I will be faithful to honor You, Lord, for the glory of Your name. In the splendor of Your holiness, I will fall down and worship You. Be close to me! You bring me strength. In Your faithfulness, You answer me and save me.   Lord my glory!

Salvation belongs to You alone for Your blessing is upon me. You shield me. You are the One who lifts up my head when I do not have the strength. I cry to You and You hear me.

I will make Your name known. I will praise You. I fear You and will give You all my praise. I will honor You and fear You, for You have not turned away from my suffering or trouble. You have heard my cry. My praise will be from You. I will keep my promises to You in front of those who fear You. Those who look for You will praise You. May Your heart live forever!

O Lord, be close to me! O my Strength, save my life for You are faithful to answer me. Save me, O my God!

Salvation belongs to You alone for Your blessing is upon me. You are a shield and the One who lifts up my head.  I will be faithful to honor You for the glory of Your name. In the splendor of Your holiness, I will fall down and worship You.

All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to You. All the families of the nations will worship before You. For the holy nation is Yours, and You rule over all the nations. All the proud ones of the earth will worship. All who go down to the dust will fall to their knees before You, even those who cannot keep their soul alive. Future children will serve You, and they will tell of Your greatness to their children. They will tell of Your saving power to a people who are yet to be born. Your mighty voice  echoes above the sea. Your voice is powerful and majestic. Your voice strikes with bolts of lightning as You rule over the floodwaters. In all Your glory, You reign as King forever.

 Your blessing is upon me. It brings peace to my chaos. O Lord, You are a shield for me and the One who lifts up my head when I have lost all strength.  I will be faithful to honor You for the glory of Your name and will fall down and worship You in the splendor of Your holiness.

A Winter Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 138, 144, 145 & 146

Jehovah-Sel’i – Lord my Rock

Praise and thanks be to You, O Lord. You are my rock, my wall of strength and my strong place.  You are the One who sets me free and provides a safe covering. You are the One I trust completely. I will sing a new song and give you all of my praise.

Thank you for my life. Even if I walk into trouble, You keep me safe. You put out Your hand against the anger of those who hate me and Your right hand saves me. You do not turn away from me even though my life is like a breath and my days are like a passing shadow. You have promised to finish the work You started in me. Knowing of this promise brings a smile to my face. Thank you!

Thank you for my children. May they mature to full growth in Your love and be like the corner pieces of a great house that cherishes the praise of Your Name.  May there be no cry of trouble in their streets. May they experience Your constant presence and peace.

 I will sing praises to my God as long as I live, for my family’s happiness is in You, and our hope lies in You, O Lord our God.

You made the heavens, the earth, the seas and all that is in them. You are faithful forever.  You help those who have a bad power over them. You give food to the hungry. You set free those who are in prison. You open the eyes of the blind. You raise up those who are brought down and love those who are right and good. You keep the strangers safe and take care of the children who have no father and the woman whose husband has died.

My God, you are so good! You will rule forever! I will sing praises to You as long as I live.  I will sing a new song for my hope lies in You, O Lord our God.

 You answered me on the day I called. You gave my soul strength. Daily I will bow down toward Your holy house, giving thanks to Your name for Your loving-kindness and Your truth. Thank you, Lord, for meeting all my needs and my desires. You held me when I fell, raised me up and called me to live at a higher level. You opened Your hand and filled my desire. You are right and good in Your ways. I will give You thanks with all my heart and give You all of my praise.

 You are truly near to all who call on You in truth. You fill the desire of those who fear You. You hear their cry and save them. You take care of all who love You. Thank you for Your goodness, Lord. You are too great for anyone to understand. I will think about Your power and Your great works for You are full of loving-favor and pity, slow to anger and great in loving-kindness. My mouth will give You all of my praise.

 

A Summer Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 1, 8 & 9

 

Jehovah-Shammah – Present – Hebrews 13:5 “I will never leave you or let you be alone.”

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God, brilliant Lord, Yours is a household name. I’m thanking You, God, from a full heart. I’m whistling, laughing and jumping for joy; I’m singing Your song, O Lord. You took over and set everything right; when I needed You, You were there, taking charge.

You hold the high center; You see and set the world’s mess right. You decide what is right for us and will never leave us alone. You are a safe house, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment I arrive in Your sanctuary, I feel safe. I relax and am never sorry I knocked and entered into Your presence.

O Lord, my Lord, how great is Your name in all the earth. You have set Your shining greatness above the heavens. I look up and think about Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in their places. Who am I but an ordinary person? Yet you, the God of heaven, think me worthy of your care and goodness.

Out of the mouths of children and babies; nursing infants sing their choruses to You; toddlers shout their songs. You made us a little less than the angels. You made us to rule over the works of Your hands. You put all things under our feet: all sheep and cattle, all the wild animals, the birds of the air, the fish of the sea and all that pass through the sea.

 O Lord, our Lord, how great is Your name in all the earth. I will shout the songs with the children and praise Your holy name. Your presence in my life brings me great joy.

Continue to be kind to me, God. I’ve been kicked around long enough. You’ve pulled me back from the gates of death and I now have joy. I’ll write the book on hallelujahs on the corner of Main and First. I’ll hold a street meeting; I’ll be the song leader; we’ll fill the air with salvation songs. Genuine happiness comes to the one who does not walk in a sinful way or stand in the path of sinners or sit with those who laugh at the truth. Everlasting joy is in You, Lord, and I am mindful day and night of Your goodness to me. I am like a tree planted by rivers of water, which gives its fruit at the right time. Its leaves never dry up. My household is blessed and I am confident that whatever I do will work out well for me, for You, Lord, have found favor with my household.

 I’m thanking You, God, from a full heart. I’m whistling, laughing and jumping for joy; I’m singing Your song, O Lord.  For You, O Lord, know the way of those who are right with You. And I am thankful. For Your presence in my life brings me great joy.

 

 

A Summer Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 66 & 72

Song of Praise and Thanks to God

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I will honor the Lord for His glory and His strength. I will honor the Lord for the glory of His name, worshipping Him in the splendor of His holiness. God keeps me alive and keeps my feet on solid ground. He has tested me, making me pure as silver. He has blessed me with much more than I could ever need. In response to His goodness, I will come into His house with my offering, returning a portion of what He has given to me.

 My heart’s desire is to honor and thank my Lord.

The Lord is faithful to give me strength when in need. He will keep me alive and will keep my feet on solid ground. The Lord will bless me with peace. Praise the Lord God, Who alone does wonderful things. Praise His glorious name forever!  I will tell you what He has done for me. I will cry out to Him with my mouth and praise Him with my voice. I am aware that the Lord will not hear me if I hold on to the sin in my heart.  So I daily ask forgiveness to be sure that God has heard. He has listened to my prayer.

 My heart’s desire is to honor and thank You, my God.

A Summer Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 95

Jehovah-Kanna – Lord Jealous

 

A Song of Praise:  I must worship no other gods, but only Jehovah, for He is a God who claims absolute loyalty and exclusive devotion. Exodus 34:14 (TLB)  

With a thankful heart, I will sing loudly and joyfully to the Rock Who saved me. With delight, I will make a sound of joy to Him through song. For the Lord is a great God, and the great King above all gods. The deepest places of the earth are in His hands and the tops of the mountains belong to Him. The sea is His and His hands made the dry land. He made it all for my enjoyment.

For God is the Creator of all good things and I am in awe of His beautiful creations.

With a grateful heart, I bow down in worship. Daily I will humble myself, getting down on my knees before the Lord to worship the One who made me. For He is our God and we are the people of His field and the sheep of His hand.

If you hear His voice today, do not let your heart become hard.  Sing a joyous, thankful song to Him, the God of our salvation. For the Lord is a great God, and the great King above all gods   

A Fall Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 122, 123 & 124

Jehovah-‘Immeku “Lord is With You”

Judges 6:12

Yeah for Sunday! I was so glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”  Praise be to the Lord.

praising_god1If the Lord had not been on my side when people came against me, they would have swallowed me alive. The flood of critics would have engulfed me, tormented me and swept me away in the raging waters of their anger. I have escaped like a bird, but not by my strength.  My help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth

Unto You, O Lord, I lift up my eyes to the heavens.

As the eyes of a servant look to the hand of her master and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so my eyes stay on You, my God, where I find strength, mercy and comfort. Continue to have mercy on me, O Lord. I still struggle. I am exceedingly filled with contempt and anger to those who find joy in tormenting me. I am desperate for Your strength, Your mercy and Your comfort.

I pray for peace to calm me. Let me prosper for I love you. Let peace rain within the walls of my home and prosperity come to the work of my hand. I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. You, O Lord, are my keeper; You are my shade. The sun will not strike me by day, nor the moon by night. You will preserve me from all evil; You will preserve my soul. You will preserve my going out and my coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.

Yeah for Sunday! I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

A Fall Song of Worship and Praise adapted from Psalm 33, 35 & 36

Jehovah-M’gaddishcem – Lord my Sanctifier

 I am Jehovah who makes you holy. Exodus 31:13b (TLB)

 

Song of Praise to the Lord my Sanctifier

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The heavens were made by the Word of the Lord. All the stars were made by the breath of His mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea together as in a bag. He places the waters in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the Lord. Let all the people of the world honor Him. For He spoke, and it was done. He spoke with strong words, and it stood strong.  The Lord brings the plans of nations to nothing. He wrecks the plans of the people but the plans of the Lord stand forever. The plans of His heart stand through the future of all people.

Happy am I for He has chosen me for His own. My tongue will tell about how right and good God is, and about His praise all day long. My soul will be happy and full of joy because He did not give up on me.

But, My sin speaks loudly.  Within my heart, I still hold fast to sin. I lose fear of my God. In my own eyes, I make much of myself. I hate the sin in my life. My words are false. I lie to myself.  I have stopped being wise and doing good. My plans are for wrongdoing and my path is not good.

 Why do I get such pleasure in my sin? Why do I not hate what is bad?

I put my head down in sorrow; You have seen it, O Lord. Do not keep quiet. O Lord, do not be far from me. Come and help me. Fight for me, my God and my Lord. Say what is right or wrong with me, O Lord my God, because You are right and good. Put in me a desire to tell about how right and good You are, and a longing to praise You all day long.  All that I am, may it be a reflection of Your holiness.

O Lord, Your loving kindness goes to the heavens. You are as faithful as the sky is high. You are as right and good as mountains are big. When You judge, You are as fair as a sea is deep.  My life came from You. In Your light I see light.  Keep on giving Your loving kindness to me. Do not give up on me.  Do not let the foot of pride come near me. Let Your presence be upon me as a reflection of Your holiness.

 

 

 

I will sing for joy and praise Your holy name with a new song. You are faithful and good to me. My tongue will tell about how right and good You are and about Your praise all day long. My soul will be happy and full of joy because You did not give up on me. Let Your presence stay with me.