Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Daily Lectionary in Poetry Monday 2nd March 2015

Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45

God’s Faithfulness to Israel
1 O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
    make known his deeds among the peoples.
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;
    tell of all his wonderful works.
3 Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his presence continually.
5 Remember the wonderful works he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgements he has uttered,
6 O offspring of his servant Abraham,[a]
    children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
7 He is the Lord our God;
    his judgements are in all the earth.
8 He is mindful of his covenant forever,
    of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant that he made with Abraham,
    his sworn promise to Isaac,
10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as your portion for an inheritance.”

Then he brought Israel[a] out with silver and gold,
    and there was no one among their tribes who stumbled.
38 Egypt was glad when they departed,
    for dread of them had fallen upon it.
39 He spread a cloud for a covering,
    and fire to give light by night.
40 They asked, and he brought quails,
    and gave them food from heaven in abundance.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed through the desert like a river.
42 For he remembered his holy promise,
    and Abraham, his servant.
43 So he brought his people out with joy,
    his chosen ones with singing.
44 He gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,
45 that they might keep his statutes
    and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord!


Thank the Lord
Call His name
Sing to the Lord
Praise His name
Rejoice in the Lord
Glorify His name
Seek the Lord
Remember what He has done

Thanks to the Lord
Israel is great
He protected her people
In every state
Praise the Lord
Sing His name
Rejoice in the Lord
Glorify His name


Genesis 21:1-7

The Birth of Isaac
21 The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised. 2 Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 Now Sarah said, “God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” 7 And she said, “Who would ever have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”


God had promised a son
To be born of Sarah and Abraham
Isaac was this Son
He was cared for as commanded
Sarah was filled with Laughter
And Abraham full of joy

Hebrews 1:8-12

 But of the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, is[a] forever and ever,
    and the righteous sceptre is the sceptre of your[b] kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
10 And,

“In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like clothing;
12 like a cloak you will roll them up,
    and like clothing[c] they will be changed.
But you are the same,
    and your years will never end.”


Jesus' throne is forever and ever
You have loved goodness
And hated all sin
You have been anointed
Your years will never end

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