Praise My Soul, The King Of Heaven

A tiny and remote country parish in Southern Ireland did not seem the ideal place for the brilliant young graduate to start his ministry – six feet tall with dark curly hair, a classical scholar with great gifts as a speaker.

But here in County Wexford, as a brash new curate, Henry Francis Lyte had an encounter which turned his ideas inside out.

A neighbouring clergyman was terminally ill. He confessed to lyte that he had begun to re-examine his life, as he read and studied the New Testament.

He urged his younger friend to do what he had at last done: to stop relying on religious duties and good deeds for his peace with God, but trust completely in the mercy of Christ and his saving power.

This meeting immediately checked Lyte’s contempt for the Methodists and enthusiasts’ in the area. It gave him for the first time a truly personal faith. And it inspired him to write hymns such as this famous version of Psalm 103.

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven:
To His feet they tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like thee His praise should sing?
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide and swift to bless.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Glorious to His faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows;
In His hands he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows.

Angels in the height, adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him;
Dwellers all in time and space
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise with us the God of Grace.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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Thought for the Day

The glory of God is not that of a despotic tyrant, but the splendour of love before which we fall not in abject terror but lost in wonder, love and praise.

From the immortal pen of William Barclay

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Praise to God for a Living Hope

Today, as a kind of experiment, I thought that my daily blog could include the latest Biblical Word Search created by my wife, Marlene.

Praise to God for a Living Hope – 1 Peter 1 : 3 -12 

 

A Z X C F V A E L B I S S E R P X E N I T Y P
L C V A B N M N A S M D F G H J K L H P O E I
E I D C R Q A Z G X S E W E D C V F R T R T S
D E O E L O R D J E S U S C H R I S T I I U J
G L W P K J H G F D L Z X S A D F G S H F A K
C O X F S T N D E A P S M N I B V H C F X Z F
P R S T G A Z C Y H N J Y U S A N U E M B D T
U I L P K J I H G A F D N S Z H H R X S W E B
H O P E E O L M N V D O L P N O I T A V L A S
R D N H J L N P O Y I B Z A Q N W E E R T Y D
F T E E Y R E L I T V N F T G B J K L O P U E
V G R N T F V K C J C X H S R S U H X D M V H
C B G H I N E E Z G O D L E W U M E P J E N C
L O V E U F R X G A S D H R R O S G S I A D A
T Q S A H R E C O Z X T C G N I V I L E V B E
T R E D U F G R L B A U I K A R T E K M N G R
G P I S T W F Y D F E D M R K O B A T C R Z P
B L E A G S T H T R W A P L M L D F N I W S X
N R H O L Y S P I R I T P H Y G I L E C F Y C
M J I K Q S S E N E N I U N E G K F S A E H M

 

Words may be found horizontally, vertically and diagonally:-

Angels, believe, dead, inexpressible, inheritance, fade, faith, Father, glorious, God, gold, gospel,  grief, Holy Spirit, hope, living, Lord Jesus Christ, love, Messiah,  never, perish, praise, preached,  power, refined, rejoice, resurrection, salvation, shielded, spoil, sufferings,  trials

 

1 Peter 1: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

With Every Blessing

Marlene Keyte

NB – If you go to :-

http://www.christianwordsearches.net

you will be able to freelow download more than 150 word searches. Enjoy!

 

WARNING!

Bible usage can be habit forming,

Regular reading of the Bible can cause loss of anxiety and fear and a decreased appetite for impatience and anger.

Symptoms include increased love, joy, peace, patience, happiness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

If symptoms persist just PRAISE THE LORD

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

 

Psalm 61 – new Biblical Word Search

Marlene (my wife) has just devised another word search based upon Psalm 61.

To freely download this new Biblical Word Search please go to:-

http://christianwordsearches.net/Psalm61.html

This word search will really challenge your Biblical mind!

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

The Three Old Monks

This story is about the three old monks whose monastery was burned down by an invading army.

The monks escaped and lived in the forest. They found a beautiful glade which they called their cathedral, and there each day they worshipped God. But because their voices were old and cracked the only praise they sang was “The Magnificat.”

They sang this each evening until one day a stranger, with a beautiful voice, joined them and the old monks stopped singing.

After a while an angel appeared and said: “the Lord wishes to know why there is no praise now sent up to him”.

“But there is,” said the monks. “Has the Lord not heard this man’s beautiful singing; far finer than ours could ever be?”

“Yes,” said the angel, “it is beautiful, but that man does not sing to praise the Lord but for the pleasure of hearing his own voice. The Lord wishes you to start singing again.”

If in life we offer of our best, we need never be ashamed of what we give.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

The Power of Praise – my new Kindle Book

Until February 9th, the Power of Praise is available for you to freely download.

The Power of Praise is a secret, practice it. God will mightily bless you as you study and understand the Word of Praise Power.

Give your thanks to God, for all His many benefits to you. Say to the Lord Jesus, “I invest my life into your Service” Hallelujah means Praise the Lord. Hallelujah is a language understood in heaven.

Revelation 19: 1 – “I heard a great voice of many people saying:  HALLELUJAH.  Salvation, glory and power belong to our God.

Revelation 19: 4 – “Then the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and worshipped God, who was sitting on the throne. They cried out, ‘Amen, Praise the Lord’.

And from the throne came a voice that said: – ‘Praise our God, all his servants, who fear him, from the least to the greatest’.

This is how I discovered the Power of Praise. Deep devotional life is essential. Morning Prayer is absolutely vital.

Until Sunday February 9th you may download a free copy of ‘The Power of Praise’ by clicking below:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Praise-Angelene-Jacob-ebook/dp/B00I87PY30

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