The Psalms for Today

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2003

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What Are the Psalms?
Learning Who We Are Created to Be
Learning to Wear the Crown
We Are the Righteous
Living in the Kingdom of God
Learning to Live without Fear
Living in a Broken World
Living in a World We Broke
Living Praise
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Page 3 - Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place In all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
Page 77 - I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Page 71 - The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Page 17 - I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Page 43 - I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and my might,1' and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Page 70 - Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin!
Page 44 - The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. "Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. "He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. "'"Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.
Page 32 - Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
Page 18 - All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Page 32 - You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.

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