This Sunday, August 4, 2013, the Revised Common Lectionary has Psalm 107:1-9, 43 as our Psalm of the morning. In preparation, here is another peek at the tune we’ll be singing this Psalm to. Take some time before Sunday to listen to the tune, read the Psalm in its entirety, and prepare for our worship time together.
Peace of Christ to you all,
GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD (PSALM 107:1–9, 43)
1 Give thanks unto the Lord our God, for very kind is he;
And that his mercy has no end all mortal men may see.
2 Such as the Lord redeemèd has with thanks shall praise his Name
And show how they from foes were freed and how he wrought the same.
3 He gathered them forth of the lands that lay so far about;
From east to west, from north to south his hand did find them out.
4 They wandered in the wilderness, and strayèd from the way,
Finding no city where to dwell, that might serve for their stay:
5 Whose thirst and hunger was so great within those deserts void,
That faintness them assaulted, and their souls greatly annoyed.
6 Then did they cry in their distress unto the Lord for aid,
Who did remove their troublous state, according as they prayed.
7 And by the way which was most right he led them like a guide;
That they might to their city go, and safely there abide.
8 Let men therefore before the Lord confess his goodness then,
And show the wonders that he does before the sons of men.
9 For he their empty souls sustained whom thirst had made to faint;
Their hungry souls with goodness fed, and heard their sad complaint.
43 But who is wise, that know full well he may these things record?
For certainly such shall perceive the kindness of the Lord.