2014-08-10 — My Soul Longs For The Courts Of The LORD

Church Year: Pentecost 9/VBS Review:
Date: August 10, 2014

Theme: My Soul Longs For The Courts Of The LORD

Follow Sermon With Psalm 84, Ws P. 38

– Psalm 84

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 32 ff. The Order of Matins

Hymns:

TLH 1 : Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty Hymnary.org link
TLH 17 : Oh Worship the King Hymnary.org link
TLH 44 : Ye Lands, to the Lord Make a Jubilant Noise Hymnary.org link
WS 744 : How Great Thou Art Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Colossians 3:12-17
John 4:5-14,19-26

Theme: My Soul Longs For The Courts Of The LORD

Follow Sermon With Psalm 84, Ws P. 38

Psalm 84 (Listen)

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.1 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

84:1   How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O LORD of hosts!
  My soul longs, yes, faints
    for the courts of the LORD;
  my heart and flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.
  Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
  at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
    my King and my God.
  Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
    ever singing your praise! Selah
  Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    in whose heart are the highways to Zion.2
  As they go through the Valley of Baca
    they make it a place of springs;
    the early rain also covers it with pools.
  They go from strength to strength;
    each one appears before God in Zion.
  O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
    give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
  Behold our shield, O God;
    look on the face of your anointed!
10   For a day in your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11   For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
    the LORD bestows favor and honor.
  No good thing does he withhold
    from those who walk uprightly.
12   O LORD of hosts,
    blessed is the one who trusts in you!

Footnotes

[1] 84:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
[2] 84:5 Hebrew lacks to Zion

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