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Grieving Our Losses 21: Sunday Selah, a Psalm of Praise

Grieving Our Losses Day 21 – Sunday Selah, a Psalm of Praise

Maybe this morning, one of these songs of worship from the depths of loss will echo the cry of our own hearts, as we offer due honor to the Father in the name of His dear Son.

The engulfing waters threatened me, 
the deep surrounded me…
To the roots of the mountains I sank down; 
the earth beneath barred me in forever.  
But You, LORD my GOD,
 brought my life up from the pit, 
When my life was ebbing away, 
I remembered You, LORD, 
And my prayer rose to You…
But I, with shouts of grateful praise, 
will sacrifice to You.

My heart rejoices in the LORD! …
I rejoice because you rescued me.

After my body has decayed, 
yet in my body I will see God!
I will see him for myself.
Yes, I will see him with my own eyes.
I am overwhelmed at the thought!

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.  
For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name.

Though the fig trees should not blossom, 
nor fruit be on the vines, 
the produce of the olive fail, 
and the fields yield no food, 
the flock be cut off from the fold 
and there be no herd in the stalls, 
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;  
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.  

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, 
but God remains the strength of my heart;
He is mine forever.

Let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, 
[the fruit of our lips,] proclaiming our allegiance to His name.

(Jonah 2:5-9, NIV; 1 Samuel 2:1, NLT; Job 19:26-27, NLT; Luke 1:46-47,49, ESV; Habakkuk 3:17-19, ESV; Psalm 73:26, NLT; Hebrews 13:15, NLT)

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