The joy of salvation doesn’t stop with us, but we share it when we open our mouths to declare God’s praise before others.

Scripture: Psalm 51:13-19

ESV Text: Psalm 51:13-19


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 51
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

     14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 498:
Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Rise, Thou Light of Gentile nations, 
Jesus, bright and Morning Star; 
Let Thy Word, the gladsome tidings, 
Ring out loudly near and far, 
Bringing freedom to the captives, 
Peace and comfort to the slave, 
That the heathen, free from bondage, 
May proclaim Thy pow’r to save. 

2. See the blindness of the heathen, 
Strangers to Thy glorious light, 
Straying hopeless till they find Thee, 
Wand’ring aimless in the night. 
See their pitiful condition; 
Lo, gross darkness covers all, 
And no ray of hope refreshes 
Nor dispels the dreadful pall. 

3. If Thou, merciful Redeemer, 
Hadst not saved us from this plight, 
In like darkness we should languish 
Hopeless, helpless, in sin’s night. 
Lovingly Thou, Lord, didst seek us 
In the beauty of Thy grace; 
Now with joy we freely serve Thee, 
We, Thy blessed, chosen race. 

4. Knowing Thee and Thy salvation, 
Grateful love dare never cease 
To proclaim Thy tender mercies, 
Gracious Lord, Thy heav’nly peace. 
Sound we forth the Gospel tidings 
To the earth’s remotest bound 
That the sinner has been pardoned 
And forgiveness can be found. 

5. May our zeal to help the heathen 
Be increased from day to day 
As we plead in true compassion 
And for their conversion pray. 
For the many faithful heralds, 
For the Gospel they proclaim, 
Let us all be cheerful givers 
To the glory of Thy name. 

6. Savior, shine in all Thy glory 
On the nations near and far; 
From the highways and the byways 
Call them, O Thou Morning Star. 
Guide them whom Thy grace hath chosen 
Out of Satan’s dreadful thrall 
To the mansions of Thy Father– 
There is room for sinners all.