25 March 2016

Psalm 47 for Good Friday

THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH
For the Pure and Shining One by the prophetic singers of Korah's clan.
A poetic song.

Go ahead and celebrate!
  Come on and clap your hands everyone!
  Shout to God with the raucous sounds of joy!
The Lord God Most High is astonishing, awesome beyond words!
  He's the formidable and powerful King over all the earth.
He's the One who conquered the nations before us
  and placed them all under our feet.
He's marked out our inheritance ahead of time,
  putting us in the front of the line, honoring those he loves.
                             Pause in his presence

God arises with the ear splitting shout of his people!
  God takes the throne with the fanfare of trumpets.
Sing and celebrate! Sing some more, celebrate some more!
  Sing your highest song of praise to our King!
For God is the Triumphant King; the powers of earth are all his.
  So sing your celebration songs of highest praise
  to the Glorious Enlightened One!
Our God reigns over every nation!
  He reigns on his holy throne over all.
All the nobles and princes,
  the loving servants of the God of Abraham,
  they all gather to worship.
  Every warrior's shield is now lowered
  as surrendered trophies before this King.
  He has taken his throne, high and lofty, exalted over all!

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!