Psalm 126

The-SowerThe Lord has done great things for them
When He restored them to their Land
They thought it was a dream.

The Lord has done great things for us
With laughter and great shouts of joy
True gladness is our theme.

Restore our fortunes, Lord, again
As rivers make the deserts bloom
Turn Winter into Spring.

Weeping we go out scatt’ring seeds
But we shall reap with shouts of joy
At harvest-time we’ll sing.

© J Dan  Small

Psalm 85

Ps 85O Adonai, such grace You’ve shown
The captives are set free
You covered all Your people’s sins
Forgave iniquity.

For You withdrew Your wrath toward us
Your anger turned away
Restore us as the God who saves
Your anger don’t display.

Must every generation feel
Your anger and Your wrath?
Would You revive us once again
Restore us to Your path?

Show us Your lovingkindness, Lord
And Your salvation bring
For then Your people will rejoice
Your praises we will sing.

Now heed the voice of God, the Lord
To you He will speak peace
He saves all those who fear His name
Who from their follies cease.

For grace and truth have met in Him
Justice and peace embraced
The glory of the Lord now dwells
With those who seek His face.

Truth springs afresh across the earth
And justice from the skies
Indeed, our Lord gives what is good
What blessings He supplies.

When the Lord reigns goodness abounds
Abundance everywhere
Justice a pathway makes for Him
The course has been prepared.

© 2014 J Dan Small

Psalm 67

May God be gracious unto us
His blessings pour on all who trust
And turn His face in tender love
Divine attention from above.

Then all the earth will know Your ways
All nations, too, will sing Your praise
Your great salvation be their song
A glad and joy-filled, happy throng.

You judge the people righteously
And guide the nations faithfully
Let all the peoples praise Your name
Your wondrous works to all proclaim.

Abundant harvest the earth yields
God blesses flocks and herds and fields
‘Tis God from whom these blessings flow
That all the earth great awe may know.

© 2014 J Dan Small

Psalm 65

To You, O God, in Zion,
Our praises now are due
We’ll keep the vows which we have made
As all flesh comes to You.

You hear our every prayer
When sinful deeds abound
You will atone for all our crimes
Forgiveness there is found.

What joy for those You choose
Within Your courts to dwell
Your goodness satisfying us
Much more than we could tell.

You answer every prayer
With great and awesome deeds
In You all men will put their trust
As You meet every need.

By Your almighty pow’r
You formed the mountains tall
You quieted the raging seas
The oceans noisy squall.

The tumult of the peoples
At Your command is stilled
Your wonders all the earth can see
Their hearts with awe are filled.

From morning until evening
With gladness we o’erflow
You water all our crops and fields
And cause them all to grow.

Because of You, O God
The desert comes alive
Your river flows abundantly
So e’en the pathways thrive.

The hills around rejoice
With flocks of sheep they’re dressed
The valleys filled with grain all shout
Behold how we are blest!

© 2014 J Dan Small