God’s wrath is for the salvation of His people.

Scripture: Habakkuk 3:8-16

ESV Text: Habakkuk 3:8-16


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 3 8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? 9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. 10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. 11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. 12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. 13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah. 14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly. 15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters. 16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 26:
Praise the Almighty, my Soul

— Organ Audio

1. Praise the Almighty, my soul, adore Him! 
Yea, I will laud Him until death. 
With songs and anthems I’ll come before Him 
As long as He doth give me breath. 
From Him my life and all things came; 
Bless, O my soul, His holy name. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

2. Trust not in princes, they are but mortal; 
Earth-born they are and soon decay. 
Naught are their counsels at life’s last portal, 
When the dark grave doth claim its prey. 
Since, then, no man can help afford, 
Trust ye in Christ, our God and Lord. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

3. Blessed, yea, blessed is he forever 
Whose help is in the Lord most high, 
Whom from the saving faith naught can sever 
And who in hope to Christ draws nigh. 
To all who trust in Him, our Lord, 
Counsel and aid He doth afford. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

4. God the Almighty, the great Creator, 
Ruler of sky and land and sea, 
All things ordained, and sooner or later 
They come to pass unfailingly. 
His rule is over rich and poor, 
His promise ever standeth sure. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

5. Penitent sinners, for mercy crying, 
Pardon and peace from Him obtain; 
Ever the wants of the poor supplying, 
Their faithful God He doth remain. 
He helps His children in distress, 
The widows and the fatherless. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

6. Praise, O mankind, now the name so holy 
Of Him who doth such wondrous things! 
All that hath being, to praise Him solely, 
With happy heart its “Amen” sings! 
Children of God, with angel host 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 


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