Psalm 136

27/05/2015 11:55

God is Good.

O give thanks to the Lord; for He is Good: for His Mercy endureth forever.

O give thanks unto the God of gods: for His Mercy endureth forever.

O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for His Mercy endureth forever.

To Him who alone doeth great wonders: for His Mercy endureth forever.

God is Creator

To Him that by Wisdom made the heavens: for His Mercy endureth forever.

To Him that stretched out the earth above the waters; for His Mercy endureth forever.

To Him that made great lights: for His Mercy endureth forever.

The sun to rule by day: for His Mercy endureth forever.

The moon and stars to rule by night: for His Mercy endureth forever.

God the Conqueror

To Him that smote Egypt in their first born: for His Mercy endureth forever.

And brought out Israel from among them: for His Mercy endureth forever.

With a strong hand and a stretched out arm: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him which divided the red Sea into parts: for His Mercy endureth forever.

And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for His Mercy endureth forever:

But overthrew Pharoah and his host in the Red Sea: for his Mercy endureth forever.

To Him which led His people through the wilderness: for His Mercy endureth forever.

To Him which smote great kings: for His Mercy endureth forever.

And slew famous kings: for His Mercy endureth forever.

Si-Hon, king of the Amorites: for His Mercy endureth forever.

And Og the king of Bashan: for His Mercy endureth forever.

God the Compassionate One

And gave their land for an heritage: for His Mercy endureth forever.

Even an heritage unto Israel His servant: for His Mercy endureth forever.

Who remembered us in our low estate: for His Mercy endureth forever.

And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for His Mercy endureth forever.

Who giveth food to all flesh: for His Mercy endureth forever.

O give thanks unto the God of heaven; for His Mercy endureth forever.

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The above Psalm is a song King David sings before the Lord as a way of thanking Him.  He remembers the past and gives thanks; He speaks of God's Goodness and knows it is all because of the Mercy character of God, and David recognizes that Israel must be thankful and believe to continue to receive and reap the benefits of being a child of God.

We can learn so much from this Psalm and King David. 

We can use the same words and substitute our own names and family names when we give thanks and pray.