O Worship The King

Sing praises to God, 
sing praises: 
sing praises unto our King, 
sing praises. 
For God is the King of all the earth: 
sing ye praises with understanding.
- Psalm 47:6-7 -

O worship the King, all glorious above, 
O gratefully sing God's power and God's love; 
our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, 
pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise. 

O tell of God's might, O sing of God's grace, 
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space, 
whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form, 
and dark is God's path on the wings of the storm. 

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite? 
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light; 
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain, 
and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain. 

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, 
in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail; 
thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end, 
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend. 
- Robert Grant -

The word worship is a contraction of an old expression
in the English language, woerth-scipe,
denoting the giving of reverent praise to an object of superlative worth.
True worship, then, is an act by a redeemed man,
the creature, toward God, His Creator,
whereby his will, intellect, and emotions gratefully respond to the revelation
of God's person expressed in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ,
as the Holy Spirit illuminates the written Word to his heart.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck -

For the kingdom is the LORD'S: 
and he is the governor among the nations. 
All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: 
all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: 
and none can keep alive his own soul. 
A seed shall serve him; 
it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation. 
They shall come, 
and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, 
that he hath done this.
- Psalm 22:28-31 -

Which in his times he shall shew, 
who is the blessed and only Potentate, 
the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Who only hath immortality, 
dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; 
whom no man hath seen, nor can see: 
to whom be honour and power everlasting. 
- 1 Timothy 6:15-16 -

Have a beautiful and blessed Lord's Day!


magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie! Love this post, especially the description of the word "worship." The Lord is worthy!

Michele said...

Everything about this post is perfectly lovely, just as you are, dear Stephanie. God bless you today and always.

Sylvia said...

A beautiful post this Sunday morning, Stephanie. O yes let us Praise Him and Worship our King!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

So beautiful to read this beautiful old hymn this morning along with the definition of worship and your gorgeous pictures!

Linda said...

Thanks, Stephanie! :-)

krishna said...

hi my sweet friend beautiful post.. love it.. hugs..

Lowcarb team member said...

Wonderful words of Robert Grant ...

All the best Jan

Linda said...

Beautiful, thank you friend😊.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Blessings to you today and this coming week!

Mari said...

I love hearing this song in my head! Our message this morning was on worship - so this is timely!

NanaDiana said...

Another beautiful Sunday post, Stephanie. I hope you have a wonderful week. xo Diana

Rose L said...

So sad what has happened in Texas this morning, and in a church, a place for God. I hope prayer will be offered for the loved ones killed.

Debbie Harris said...

I loved this post!
Those photos are stunning with this hymn and thank you for that quote on worship.

Love you ♡

Paige said...

These are all beautiful words about our majestic Creator! Though it's difficult to understand how He allows certain things into our lives, we can know that His thoughts and ways are higher than ours and He has a great master plan.

Karen said...

Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend! Thank you for this encouragement today.

Tamago said...

I hope you had a lovely weekend, Stephanie :-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful post, sweet friend, with such pretty images. I loved reading how the word "worship" came about. I hope you had a wonderful Sunday with your loved ones. Love and hugs to you!

Anne Payne said...

Oh, I love that hymn!!! Hope you have a blessed week, sweet girl! {{hugs}}

Prunella Pepperpot said...

A beautiful post Stephanie. Have a wonderful week xx

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Another of my personal favorites that has the power to transport me back in time to our little church where I grew up hearing the grown ups singing all of the parts in harmony. I didn't know that about the word worship - very cool!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful post, not only because of the lovely pillows with their sweet accents, but of these wonderful words. I love the worship quote from Kenneth Osbeck, especially the last two lines.
Hope your week is off to a good start!

UplayOnline said...

Blessings to you today and this coming week!


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