Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?



 


Do you often feel tongue-tied when trying to express devotion to God? Do words fail you? Why not borrow from the best? Here, from the heart of Augustine, a transformed mind expresses the grandest truths in a masterful, gifted outpouring.


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Charles Wesley wished for a thousand tongues, in order to more exhaustively praise our God. If this had been granted to Augustine, we wouldn't have books enough to contain his praise.  From his CONFESSIONS (slightly tweaked for the modern reader) listen to him soar in the Spirit.

What are you then, my God?
What, but the Lord God? 
For who is Lord but the Lord?
Or who is God save our God? 

Most high, most good, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful, yet most just;
most hidden, yet most present;
most beautiful, yet most strong,
stable, yet incomprehensible;
unchangeable, yet all-changing;
never new, never old;
all-renewing, and bringing age upon the proud, without their knowing it;
always working, always at rest;
always gathering, but never lacking anything;
supporting, filling, and overspreading;
creating, nourishing, and maturing;
seeking, yet having all things.

You love but without passion;
you are jealous but never with anxiety;
angry, yet serene;
you change your works, yet your purpose remains unchanged;
you are never in need, yet you rejoice in gains.









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