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Why do I go mourning?

Why are you cast down, O my soul,      and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,      my salvation and my God. Psalm 42:11 ESV   “Blessed are those who … Continue reading

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Psalm 42

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (15)

‘Uphold me, and I will be delivered…’ PS 119:117a C.H.Spurgeon’s ‘The Treasury of David’ continues to provide insights into our experience as Christians more than a century later. Here is a comment on 119:117a by James Vaughan, of Brighton, 1877 as … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (11) ‘Kaph’ (verse 81-88)

Kaph My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?” Though I am like a wineskin in the … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (7) ‘Zayin’ (verses 49-56)

Zayin Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law. I … Continue reading

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Oh, how I love your law! (3)

‘I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.’  Psalm 119:19. ‘There’s no law west of Dodge and no God west of the Pecos,’ says James Pepper, certain that John Chisum (John Wayne) will agree with … Continue reading

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‘…with you there is forgiveness…’

‘If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.’ Psalm 130:3, 4. I like to think that the Psalms of ‘ascent’ (120-134) sung by the … Continue reading

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