Sunday, November 30, 2008

Psalm 46 - Scottish Metrical Psalm 1650

Psalm 46
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by. Thank God that He is our refuge and strength.

Thanks for all your visits, prayers and encouragements.

Thank God for preserving me daily. I have been feeling very tired in the recent weeks due to various commitments and have to limit the amount of time I spend on blogging. I do missed all of you very much and hope to return to more blogging and visitation soon.

Please continue to remember me in your prayers, if you can. Pray that God may grant me wisdom to seek and serve Him daily, to pace myself moderately and to seek first His Kingdom and righteousness.

I will continue to remember you in prayers too.

Thank God for the wonderful assurance in His Words of His love for us and His care upon us. He is our present help at all time and especially in time of trouble and need. Therefore let us go to Him always, casting all our cares upon Him for He cares for us.

May this lovely Psalm 46 from the Scottish Metrical Psalter brings encouragement to you as you remember afresh that God is our refuge and strength.

Psalm 46

Scottish Metrical Psalm 1650

To the chief Musician, for the sons of Korah,
A Song upon Alomoth.

1 God is our refuge and our strength,
in straits a present aid;
2 Therefore, although the earth remove,
we will not be afraid:

Though hills amidst the seas be cast;
3 Though waters roaring make,
And troubled be; yea, though the hills,
by swelling seas do shake.

4 A river is, whose streams do glad
the city of our God;
The holy place, wherein the Lord
most high hath his abode.

5 God in the midst of her doth dwell;
nothing shall her remove:
The Lord to her an helper will,
and that right early, prove.

6 The heathen raged tumultuously,
the kingdoms moved were:
The Lord God uttered his voice,
the earth did melt for fear.

7 The Lord of hosts upon our side
doth constantly remain:
The God of Jacob's our refuge,
us safely to maintain.

8 Come, and behold what wondrous works
have by the Lord been wrought;
Come, see what desolations
he on the earth hath brought.

9 Unto the ends of all the earth
wars into peace he turns:
The bow he breaks, the spear he cuts,
in fire the chariot burns.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
among the heathen I
Will be exalted; I on earth
will be exalted high.

11 Our God, who is the Lord of hosts,
is still upon our side;
The God of Jacob our refuge
for ever will abide.

Thank you for stopping by and all your encouragements!

May God grant you a very blessed Lord's day and week ahead.

Take care!


Unknown said...

Good Morning Nancy,

I remember you in my prayers always and give thanks for you!

Thank you for the beautiful video and encouraging words you always share!

May God grant you the peace and strength to continue to endure the trail set before you!

God bless you dear friend!

marja said...

Hi Nancie,

Thank you for dropping by my blog and for your prayers and encouragement. I wish you a blessed Lord's day as well. I'm looking forward to the Advent season - to prepare my heart for Christ's birthday. May you feel God's love and rest close to Him.

Love - marja

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie...A very comprehensive post on Psalm 46!
The scene depicts His strength in the waves and also His peace. Though many disasters try to shake our foundation, it is in Him, the unshakeable Rock of our Salvation!
The Lord who goes before us, stands along side us and marches us through adversities and troubles,He provides us with REFUGE. HE IS OUR REFUGE! How comforting His words & your choice!

How sweet is your letter of thanks!
I do miss you!

I do remember you in prayer.

I so appreciate having you make my
SUNDAY SUPER! Just to know you are able, or there & coping is a reassurance. Cast all your cares & burdens, your indecisions, your needs, your heaviness, your troubles(bpd & cd) on HIM and then
it's HIS PROMISE. You have them, you know them, now claim them.

Thank you for the SCENE, SCRIPTURE,
SONG & prayers! May you rest in Him! May you find His wisdom & grace! May you seek Him with all of you as you serve Him or abide in Him daily! Thanks for joining us in

Jennifer said...

Hey Nancie,
I needed that verse at the moment its one of my favorites!! Hope your doing alright and hope you have a blessed day:) God bless!!

Melanie said...

Hi, Nancie. I am so thankful that God is our refuge and our strength! What a wonderful God we do serve.

Have a great week!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis..
I hope you are feeling better.I like this psalm and have meditated on it alot of times myself. You truly inspire me because as you go through your own struggles you are so faithful to encourage others. You have the strength of the Lord with you each day and I know he is pleased with his daughter.

Luv ya Lorie

Anonymous said...

You are a sweet friend to me, love you dear.

Grace said...

Hi Nancy, Psalm 46 is one of my favorite chapter, too.
It's so nice to be in a blog that glorifies God's name.
Keep it up.
God bless us all.

i said...

Just dropping for a quick visit, Nancie. May you have a blessed week ahead!

Michele Williams said...

You are in my prayers and thoughts my dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nancie,

What a great verse and song to go with it today.

I'm so sorry you are not feeling well.

You are such a blessing to so many out here in the blogoshpere. Take a break, you really need to.

I'll keep you in prayer.

Blessings my sweet friend♥

Anonymous said...

Stopping by to say hello.Hope all is well.Have a wonderful week and God Bless.