Presentation on theme: "Give thanks to the L ORD God and call on his name; his wonderful deeds to the nations proclaim. Sing praises to him, and his exploits record; let all those."— Presentation transcript:
Give thanks to the L ORD God and call on his name; his wonderful deeds to the nations proclaim. Sing praises to him, and his exploits record; let all those who seek him rejoice in the L ORD. [Sing to the Lord 105] cont…
1. cont: You chosen ones, look to the L ORD and his might; seek ever his face, and his wonders recite, his miracles too, and his judgment divine – you children of Abraham, Jacob’s own line.
2. The L ORD is our God, and he rules all the earth. Remembering his covenant – the word he set forth – he vowed, for the ages to come, to make good his promise to Abraham, to Isaac renewed. cont…
2. cont: To Jacob his sovereign decree was made sure; with Israel his covenant would always endure: “To you I will give, as your portion to stand, the country of Canaan, the beautiful land.”
3. When they were no more than a wandering few, in number restricted and foreigners too, from nation to nation they travelled around; wherever they wandered, no rest could be found. cont…
3. cont: He would not permit Israel to be oppressed; for his people’s sake mighty kings he addressed: “Touch not my anointed – to me they belong; respect my own prophets and do them no wrong.”
4. The L ORD called down famine upon the whole land; their food was destroyed at his sovereign command. But he sent beforehand, his people to save, his chosen one, Joseph, sold off as a slave. cont…
4. cont: His feet within shackles of bronze were confined, his neck put in irons; for freedom he pined. The word of the L ORD was a test to be passed till what he foretold was accomplished at last.
5. The king sent an order to let him go free; the ruler of nations gave him liberty. He put him in charge of his house and his lands; his princes and elders obeyed his commands. cont…
5. cont: Then Israel came down into Egypt to stay, in Ham’s land to sojourn for many a day. The L ORD caused his people to prosper and grow, and so they were seen as a threat to their foe.
6. He turned the Egyptians against Israèl, and caused them to plot his own servants to kill. Then Moses and Aaron, his chosen, he sent; performing his wonders, to Egypt they went. cont…
6. cont: Because the Egyptians despised his command, he sent utter darkness to cover the land. Their waters and rivers he turned into blood; the fish of the Nile were destroyed by the L ORD.
7. Their land teemed with frogs which invaded their rooms; his word brought the gnats; swarms of flies filled their homes. The rain became hail, and the lightning bolts flashed; he struck down their vines, and their fig trees were smashed. cont…
7. cont: He spoke and the locusts and grasshoppers came; and every green thing was consumed as by flame. And then he took vengeance on all the firstborn – the firstfruits of manhood of Egypt were gone.
8. He brought Israel out bearing silver and gold; their tribes all marched forwards both steadfast and bold. Then Egypt was joyful to see them depart, for terror of them had laid hold of their heart. cont…
8. cont: He spread out a cloud to protect them from sight, and fire to illumine the hours of the night. They asked, and with quails were abundantly fed; he filled them with manna, the heavenly bread.
9. He opened the rock to give waters to them, and there in the desert it flowed like a stream – because he remembered the promise he swore to Abraham his servant, long ages before. cont…