Those who follow the Lord have “good understanding” and are blessed. Holy and awesome is His name!

BibleGateway: Psalm 111

ESV Text: Psalm 111

Psalm 111 (Listen)

Great Are the Lord‘s Works


111:1   1 Praise the LORD!
  I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,
    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
  Great are the works of the LORD,
    studied by all who delight in them.
  Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
  He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
    the LORD is gracious and merciful.
  He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.
  He has shown his people the power of his works,
    in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
  The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy;
  they are established forever and ever,
    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
  He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is his name!
10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever!

Footnotes

[1] 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet

(ESV)


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 111:

     1 Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. 2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

     6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. 7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. 8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. 9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 235, st. 1-2, 6:
O Holy Spirit, Enter In

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O Holy Spirit, enter in 
And in our hearts Thy work begin, 
Thy temple deign to make us; 
Sun of the soul, Thou Light Divine, 
Around and in us brightly shine, 
To joy and gladness wake us. 
That we, In Thee 
Truly living, To Thee giving 
Prayer unceasing, 
May in love be still increasing. 

2. Give to thy Word impressive power 
That in our hearts, from this good hour, 
As fire it may be glowing; 
That we confess the Father, Son, 
And Thee, the Spirit, Three in One, 
Thy glory ever showing. 
Stay Thou, Sway now 
Our souls ever That they never 
May forsake Thee, 
But by faith their Refuge make Thee. 

1. O Holy Spirit, enter in 
And in our hearts Thy work begin, 
Thy temple deign to make us; 
Sun of the soul, Thou Light Divine, 
Around and in us brightly shine, 
To joy and gladness wake us. 
That we, In Thee 
Truly living, To Thee giving 
Prayer unceasing, 
May in love be still increasing. 

2. Give to thy Word impressive power 
That in our hearts, from this good hour, 
As fire it may be glowing; 
That we confess the Father, Son, 
And Thee, the Spirit, Three in One, 
Thy glory ever showing. 
Stay Thou, Sway now 
Our souls ever That they never 
May forsake Thee, 
But by faith their Refuge make Thee. 

3. Thou fountain whence all wisdom flows 
Which God on pious hearts bestows, 
Grant us Thy consolation 
That in our pure faith’s unity 
We faithful witnesses may be 
Of grace that brings salvation. 
Hear us, Cheer us 
By Thy teaching; Let our preaching 
And our labor 
Praise Thee, Lord, and serve our neighbor. 

4. Left to ourselves, we shall but stray; 
Oh, lead us on the narrow way, 
With wisest counsel guide us 
And give us steadfastness that we 
May ever faithful prove to Thee 
Whatever woes betide us. 
Come, Friend, And mend 
Hearts now broken, Give a token 
Thou art near us, 
Whom we trust to light and cheer us. 

5. Thy heavenly strength sustain our heart 
That we may act the valiant part 
With Thee as our Reliance, 
Be Thou our Refuge and our Shield 
That we may never quit the field, 
But bid all foes defiance. 
Descend, Defend 
From all errors and earth’s terrors; 
Thy salvation 
Be our constant consolation. 

6. O mighty Rock, O Source of Life, 
Let Thy dear Word, mid doubt and strife, 
Be strong within us burning 
That we be faithful unto death, 
In Thy pure love and holy faith, 
From Thee true wisdom learning. 
Thy grace And peace 
On us shower; By Thy power 
Christ confessing, 
Let us win our Savior’s blessing. 


Hymn: LSB 913 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
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