Do not harden your hearts, but come joyfully before the Lord who cares for you.

BibleGateway: Psalm 95

ESV Text: Psalm 95

Psalm 95 (Listen)

Let Us Sing Songs of Praise


95:1   Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
  For the LORD is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
  In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
  The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.


  Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
  For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.
  Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
    as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
  when your fathers put me to the test
    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
10   For forty years I loathed that generation
    and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
    and they have not known my ways.”
11   Therefore I swore in my wrath,
    “They shall not enter my rest.”

(ESV)


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 95:

     1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

     7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 1:
Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Open now Thy gates of beauty, 
Zion, let me enter there, 
Where my soul in joyful duty 
Waits for Him who answers prayer. 
Oh, how blessed is this place, 
Filled with solace, light, and grace! 

2. Lord, my God, I come before Thee, 
Come Thou also unto me; 
Where we find Thee and adore Thee, 
There a heaven on earth must be. 
To my heart, oh, enter Thou, 
Let it be Thy temple now! 

3. Here Thy praise is gladly chanted, 
Here Thy seed is duly sown; 
Let my soul, where it is planted, 
Bring forth precious sheaves alone, 
So that all I hear may be 
Fruitful unto life in me. 

4. Thou my faith increase and quicken, 
Let me keep Thy gift divine, 
Howsoe’er temptations thicken; 
May Thy Word still o’er me shine 
As my guiding star through life, 
As my comfort in my strife. 

5. Speak, O God, and I will hear Thee, 
Let Thy will be done indeed; 
May I undisturbed draw near Thee 
While Thou dost Thy people feed. 
Here of life the fountain flows, 
Here is balm for all our woes. 


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