His Loving-Kindness

A Christian should never lose his reason
for singing about the Lord
and His constant loving-kindness.
- - Kenneth W. Osbeck - -

Awake, my soul, to joyful lays,
And sing thy great Redeemer’s praise;
He justly claims a song for me,
His loving-kindness, oh, how free!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness, oh, how free!

He saw me ruined in the fall,
Yet loved me notwithstanding all;
He saved me from my lost estate,
His loving-kindness, oh, how great!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness, oh, how great!

When trouble like a gloomy cloud,
Has gathered thick and thundered loud,
He near my soul has always stood,
His loving-kindness, oh, how good!
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness, oh, how good!

Soon I shall pass the gloomy vale,
Soon all my mortal pow’rs must fail;
Oh, may my last expiring breath
His loving-kindness sing in death.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness sing in death.

Then let me mount and soar away
To the bright world of endless day;
And sing with raptures and surprise,
His loving-kindness in the skies.
Loving-kindness, loving-kindness,
His loving-kindness in the skies.
- - Samuel Medley - -

I will bless the Lord at all times: 
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
- - Psalm 34:1 - -

Loving-kindness has been described
as "love in action."
God's loving-kindness was the act 
of sending Christ to be our Redeemer
"while we were still sinners." (Romans 5:8)

(Found this cross on one of our hikes.)

The God of my rock; in him will I trust: 
he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, 
my high tower, and my refuge, 
my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: 
so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
- - 2 Samuel 22:3-4 - -

Blessed be the Lord: 
for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness 
in a strong city.
- - Psalm 31:21 - -

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; 
and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; 
thy judgments are a great deep: 
O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! 
therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; 
and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
For with thee is the fountain of life: 
in thy light shall we see light.
O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; 
and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
- - Psalm 36:5-10 - -

For the mountains shall depart, 
and the hills be removed; 
but my kindness shall not depart from thee, 
neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, 
saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
- - Isaiah 54:10 - -

But God, who is rich in mercy, 
for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, 
hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, 
and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace 
in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
- - Ephesians 2:4-7 - -

Have a blessed Lord's Day,
sweet friends!


Sylvia said...

Great photo's I love all the verses but the one that caught my attention most is 2 Samuel 22:3-4. God is so Awesome, Praise His Holy name!
Have a Blessed Sunday, Stephanie!

Ang Specht said...

Happy Sunday, Stephanie! Loved the photos. Sorry I don't get here more often, but you know how it is. Hope you have a good day! :)

Connie said...

Beautiful post, thank you :)

Regina said...

Thank you Stephanie!

Debbie Harris said...

Wow!! What an awesome, awesome post!
Reading those words while scrolling through your magnificent photos was pure delight Stephanie.
Thank you for sharing such goodness with us today.

Blessings abundant~

Mari said...

Such beautiful scenery and the cross was a special find! I love the words you shared with the photos.

Brenda said...

Very true.

mamasmercantile said...

Scrolling through the photos and reading such a beautiful script was once again the lift I needed. Lovely post.

Debbie Nolan said...

Ah Stephanie gorgeous words and Bible verses to match the glorious photos. I love your found cross - amazing friend. Have a special day. Hugs!

Rose L said...

LOVE the found cross!

krishna said...

Beautiful pictures and the verses..

Anne Payne said...

The mountains are beautiful and those rock outcroppings (?) are amazing! Perfect Scripture too :-)

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful Stephanie, loved seeing your mountain side with the verses!
Have a wonderful week!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Amazing photos - especially the cross. I can but imagine how you felt when you discovered that!

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