Gordon Churchyard. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 138. www.easyenglish.bible. Whatever its origin, all believers can sing and pray this psalm today with … Scripture Text (NRSV). The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 138, (Pentecost 2B), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2015. For proclamation, the NRSV paragraphing of three stanzas works well, each having roughly seven verbal phrases. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple . Psalm 138. The psalmist praises God for answering prayer. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. 138:1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 138:2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. (6-8) 1-5 When we can praise God with our whole heart, we need not be unwilling for the whole world to witness our gratitude and joy in him. Of David. Prayers and Meditations, Psalm 138, Timeless Psalms, Joan Stott. Psalm 138 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above e... Read verse in New Revised Standard Thanksgiving and Praise. The poet had experienced what the psalms call “a day of trouble” (see Psalms 20:1, 27:5; 41:1), a “day of … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 138… This psalm of thanksgiving — one of those songs that was composed after its author had come through a rather tight scrape — offers praise to the Lord in response to an experience of deliverance. that it surpasses your fame. 1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. Psalm 138. Of David. His Steadfast Love Endures Forever. and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word. Psalm 138. and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word . Psalm 138. I give you thanks, O L ord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2. Responsive Liturgical Paraphrase at The Billabong by Rev Jeff Shrowder, Uniting Church in Australia: Proper B5/Ordinary B10 and will praise your name. Commentary for Psalms 138 . 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple. # 138.2 Cn: Heb you have exalted your word above all your name 3 On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything.. 3 On the day I called, you answered me, you increased … 3. 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