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  • Praise the Lord!

    Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
    Psalm 36:5

    Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
    They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:22-23





    New Every Morning

    Yea, “new every morning,” though we may awake,
    Our hearts with old sorrow beginning to ache;
    With old work unfinished when night stayed our hand,
    With new duties waiting, unknown and unplanned;
    With old care still pressing, to fret and to vex,
    With new problems rising, ours minds to perplex;
    In ways long familiar, in paths yet untrod,
    Oh, new every morning the mercies of God!

    His faithfulness fails not; it meets each new day
    With guidance for every new step of the way;
    New grace for new trials, new trust for old fears,
    New patience for bearing the wrongs of the years,
    New strength for new burdens, new courage for old,
    New faith for whatever the day may unfold;
    As fresh for each need as the dew on the sod;
    Oh, new every morning the mercies of God!




    Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

    Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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    .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
    .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
    Psalm 25:1

    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

    The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

    Comment



    • Evening Praise the Lord.




      Praise the Lord!

      Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven.
      Lamentations 3:41





      Lift Up Your Hearts

      “Lift up your hearts!” We lift them, Lord, to Thee;
      Here at Thy feet none other may we see;
      Lift up your hearts! E’en so, with one accord,
      We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.
      Above the level of the former years,
      The mire of sin, the weight of guilty fears,
      The mist of doubt, the blight of love’s decay,
      O Lord of Light, lift all our hearts today!

      Above the swamps of subterfuge and shame,
      The deeds, the thoughts, that honor may not name,
      The halting tongue that dares not tell the whole,
      O Lord of Truth, lift every Christian soul!
      Above the storms that vex this lower state,
      Pride, jealousy, and envy, rage, and hate,
      And cold mistrust that holds e’en friends apart,
      O Lord of Love, lift every brother’s heart!

      Lift every gift that Thou Thyself hast given;
      Low lies the best till lifted up to heaven;
      Low lie the bounding heart, the teeming brain,
      Till, sent from God, they mount to God again.
      Then, as the trumpet call, in after years,
      “Lift up your hearts!” rings pealing in our ears,
      Still shall those hearts respond, with full accord
      “We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord!”




      Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

      Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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      .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
      .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
      Psalm 25:1

      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

      The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

      Comment






      • Praise the Lord!

        Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
        Hebrews 10:23





        Faithful is He Who Has Promised

        Are you passing through a testing, is your pillow wet with tears?
        Do you wonder what the reason, why it seems God never hears?
        Why it is you have no answer to your oft, repeated plea,
        Why the heaven still is leaden as you wait on bended knee?

        Do you wonder as you suffer, whether God does understand,
        And if so, why He ignores you, fails to hold you in His Hand?
        Do black doubts creep in, assail you, fears without--and fears within,
        Till your brave heart almost falters and gives way to deadly sin?

        All God's testings have a purpose, someday you will see the light.
        All He asks is that you trust Him, walk by faith and not by sight.
        Do not fear when doubts beset you, just remember He is near;
        He will never, never leave you, He will always, always hear.

        Faithful is He who has promised, He will never let you fall,
        Daily will the strength be given strength for each and strength for all.
        He will gladly share pain with you, He will gladly give you peace.
        Till your tired and weary body finds its blessed, glad release.

        When the darkened veil is lifted, then, dear heart, you'll understand,
        Why it is you had to suffer, why you could not feel His hand
        Giving strength when it was needed, giving power and peace within,
        Giving joy thru tears and trial, giving victory over sin.
        So till then just keep on trusting, thru the sunshine and the rain.




        Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

        Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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        .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
        .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
        Psalm 25:1

        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

        The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

        Comment



        • Evening Praise the Lord.




          Praise the Lord!

          Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
          And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

          Psalm 23:6

          For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
          Hebrews 13:14





          I Shall Dwell Forever

          “I shall dwell forever”; amid this world of change,
          Where our homesick spirits oft’ feel sad and strange,
          Where the vacant places shall never more be filled,
          Where the ache of memory can never quite be stilled,
          Where the silent voices echo through life’s empty room,
          Where the brightest skies of earth must know grief’s cloud of gloom;
          Is any promise sweeter in our Father's blessed Word?
          “I shall dwell forever in the house of the Lord.”

          We shall dwell forever; we shall never more go out,
          Never more be weary with wandering about;
          Never more be seeking for a place in which to rest,
          Never more be dreading “the stirring of the nest.”

          How our hearts are turning, turning ever as we roam
          Toward the shining portals of our everlasting home!
          Is any promise sweeter in our Father's steadfast word?
          “I shall dwell forever in the house of the Lord.”

          We shall dwell forever where warfare never comes,
          Shrilling of the trumpets or boding roll of drums;
          In a quiet resting place and in a land of peace,
          Where all pain and sorrows forevermore shall cease,
          In that abiding city of the rainbow-jeweled wall,
          Set on sure foundations that shall never shake or fall.

          Oh, the joy of looking past the things that pass away
          To a habitation where our tired feet may stay!
          Is any promise sweeter in all our Father's Word?
          “I shall dwell forever in the house of the Lord.”




          Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

          Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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          .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
          .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
          Psalm 25:1

          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

          The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

          Comment


          • I see Your face in every sunrise
            The colors of the morning are inside Your eyes
            The world awakens in the light of the day
            I look up to the sky and say
            You're beautiful

            I see Your power in the moonlit night
            Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
            We are amazed in the light of the stars
            It's all proclaiming who You are
            You're beautiful

            I see You there hanging on a tree
            You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
            Now You are sitting on Your heavenly throne
            Soon we will be coming home
            You're beautiful

            When we arrive at eternity's shore
            Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
            We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring
            Your bride will come together and we'll sing
            You're beautiful


            The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

            Winner of TOL Post of the Year 2012

            Comment






            • Praise the Lord!

              Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone.
              Ephesians 2:20





              Sunday Morning Praise


              Jesus is Our Cornerstone

              Jesus is our cornerstone,
              On Him alone we build;
              With His true saints alone
              The courts of Heaven are filled;
              On His great love our hopes we place
              Of present grace and joys above.

              O then with hymns of praise
              These hallowed courts shall ring;
              Our voices we will raise
              The Three in One to sing;
              And thus proclaim in joyful song
              Both loud and long, that glorious name.

              Here, gracious God, do Thou
              Forevermore draw nigh;
              Accept each faithful vow,
              And mark each suppliant sigh;
              In copious shower on all who pray,
              Each holy day, Thy blessings pour.

              Here may we gain from Heav’n,
              The grace which we implore;
              And may that grace, once given,
              Be with us evermore;
              Until that day when all the blest
              To endless rest are called away.




              Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

              Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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              .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
              .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
              Psalm 25:1

              Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

              The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

              Comment


              • Man of sorrows, Lamb of God
                By His own betrayed
                The sin of man and wrath of God
                Has been on Jesus laid.

                Silent as He stood accused
                Beaten, mocked and scorned
                Bowing to the Father's will
                He took a crown of thorns.

                Oh that rugged cross
                My salvation
                Where Your love poured out over me
                Now my soul cries out
                Hallelujah
                Praise and honour unto Thee


                Sent of heaven God's own Son
                To purchase and redeem
                And reconcile the very ones
                Who nailed Him to that tree

                See the stone is rolled away
                Behold the empty tomb
                Hallelujah, God be praised!
                He's risen from the grave..

                Now my debt is paid
                It is paid in full
                By the precious blood
                That my Jesus spilled

                Now the curse of sin
                Has no hold on me
                Whom the Son sets free
                Oh is free indeed


                The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

                Winner of TOL Post of the Year 2012

                Comment


                • The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
                  let the distant shores rejoice.
                  Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
                  righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
                  Fire goes before him
                  and consumes his foes on every side.
                  His lightning lights up the world;
                  the earth sees and trembles.
                  The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
                  before the Lord of all the earth.
                  The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
                  and all peoples see his glory.

                  Psalm 97:1-6


                  The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

                  Winner of TOL Post of the Year 2012

                  Comment



                  • Evening Praise the Lord




                    Praise the Lord!

                    “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
                    Lamentations 3:24
                    For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
                    Hebrews 13:5





                    How Firm a Foundation

                    How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
                    Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
                    What more can He say than to you He hath said,
                    You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?
                    In every condition, in sickness, in health;
                    In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
                    At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
                    As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

                    Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
                    For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
                    I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
                    Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.
                    When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
                    The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
                    For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
                    And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

                    When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
                    My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
                    The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
                    Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
                    Even down to old age all My people shall prove
                    My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
                    And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
                    Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.




                    Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                    Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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                    .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                    .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                    Psalm 25:1

                    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                    The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                    Comment


                    • This is one of my favourite hymns

                      Be Thou My Vision
                      Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
                      Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
                      Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
                      Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

                      Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
                      I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
                      Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
                      Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

                      Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
                      Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
                      Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
                      Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

                      Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
                      Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
                      Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
                      High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

                      High King of Heaven, my victory won,
                      May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
                      Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
                      Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.



                      The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

                      Winner of TOL Post of the Year 2012

                      Comment






                      • Praise the Lord!

                        The fragrance of Christ.
                        2 Corinthians 2:15





                        Still Sweeter Every Day

                        To Jesus every day I find my heart is closer drawn,
                        He’s fairer than the glory of the gold and purple dawn;
                        He’s all my fancy pictures in its fairest dreams, and more,
                        Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before.

                        His glory broke upon me when I saw Him from afar,
                        He’s fairer than the lily, brighter than the morning star;
                        He fills and satisfies my longing spirit o’er and o’er,
                        Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before.

                        My heart is sometimes heavy, but He comes with sweet relief,
                        He folds me to His bosom when I droop with blighting grief;
                        I love the Christ who all my burdens in His body bore,
                        Each day He grows still sweeter than He was the day before.

                        The half cannot be fancied this side the golden shore;
                        O there He’ll be still sweeter than He ever was before.




                        Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                        Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
                        sigpic

                        .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                        .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                        Psalm 25:1

                        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                        The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                        Comment



                        • Evening Praise the Lord.




                          Praise the Lord!

                          Indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
                          Luke 11:31

                          Yes, he is altogether lovely.
                          Song of Solomon 5:16





                          The Loveliness of Christ

                          Could we catch the glist’ning of the dew or snow flake,
                          Or the rainbow colors painted on a clouds,
                          Add to these the brightness of the stars and moonlight,
                          And the mountain white with mountain peaks in shroud;
                          Then if we could catch the glitter of each jewel
                          From the earth, or from the briny sea,
                          Blend them all together in one mighty prism,
                          Still the loveliness of Christ is more to me.

                          Did you ever see a baby smile in waking,
                          Or behold the mother light in eyes of love,
                          Something which no artist ever yet was able,
                          To portray, unless inspired from above?
                          Yet my soul hath seen a vision quite immortal,
                          Far beyond the power of human eyes to see,
                          Something sweeter, grander, holier and lasting
                          ’Tis the loveliness of Jesus Christ to me.

                          I have reveled in the glory of the sunset,
                          And the blending of God’s colors at the dawn,
                          I have marveled at the plumage of the flowers,
                          And I’ve thrilled while list’ning to the night birds’ song.
                          I have passed through lanes with orange perfume laden,
                          Till enraptured in its magic pow’r I’d be.
                          Could some way be found to gather these and blend them,
                          Still the loveliness of Christ is more to me.

                          He is altogether lovely, He’s the fairest of the fair,
                          And on Him alone through life I can depend.
                          Oh all language fails completely when I try to tell the world
                          Of the loveliness of Christ my Lord and friend.




                          Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                          Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
                          sigpic

                          .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                          .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                          Psalm 25:1

                          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                          The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                          Comment


                          • Psalm 91
                            Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
                            will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
                            I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
                            my God, in whom I trust.”


                            Surely he will save you
                            from the fowler’s snare
                            and from the deadly pestilence.
                            He will cover you with his feathers,
                            and under his wings you will find refuge;
                            his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
                            You will not fear the terror of night,
                            nor the arrow that flies by day,
                            nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
                            nor the plague that destroys at midday.
                            A thousand may fall at your side,
                            ten thousand at your right hand,
                            but it will not come near you.
                            You will only observe with your eyes
                            and see the punishment of the wicked.


                            If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
                            and you make the Most High your dwelling,
                            no harm will overtake you,
                            no disaster will come near your tent.
                            For he will command his angels concerning you
                            to guard you in all your ways;
                            they will lift you up in their hands,
                            so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
                            You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
                            you will trample the great lion and the serpent.


                            “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
                            I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
                            He will call on me, and I will answer him;
                            I will be with him in trouble,
                            I will deliver him and honor him.
                            With long life I will satisfy him
                            and show him my salvation.”




                            The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

                            Winner of TOL Post of the Year 2012

                            Comment






                            • Praise the Lord!

                              For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
                              John 1:17

                              Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths.
                              Psalm 25:4





                              Grace and Truth Shall Mark the Way

                              Grace and truth shall mark the way where the Lord His own will lead,
                              If His Word they still obey and His testimonies heed.
                              For Thy name’s sake hear Thou me, for Thy mercy, Lord, I wait;
                              Pardon my iniquity, for my sin is very great.

                              He who walks in godly fear in the path of truth shall go;
                              Peace shall be his portion here, and his sons all good shall know.
                              They that fear and love the Lord shall Jehovah’s friendship know;
                              He will grace to them accord, and His faithful covenant show.

                              Ever are my longing eyes on the Lord, whose watchful care,
                              When my foes their plots devise, keeps my feet from every snare.
                              Turn to me, Thy grace impart, I am desolate indeed;
                              Great the troubles of my heart, save Thou me, O Lord, I plead.

                              Look on mine afflicted state, freely all my sins forgive;
                              Mark my foes, their cruel hate, keep my soul and let me live.
                              Shame me not; I hide in Thee, truth and right preserve me still;
                              Mark Thy people, Lord my God, save Thou from every ill.




                              Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                              Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
                              sigpic

                              .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                              .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                              Psalm 25:1

                              Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                              The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                              Comment



                              • Evening Praise the Lord.




                                Praise the Lord!

                                He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
                                2 Corinthians 12:9





                                Grace, Enough for Me

                                In looking through my tears one day,
                                I saw Mount Calvary;
                                Beneath the cross there flowed a stream
                                Of grace, enough for me.

                                While standing there, my trembling heart,
                                Once full of agony,
                                Could scarce believe the sight I saw
                                Of grace, enough for me.

                                When I beheld my every sin
                                Nailed to the cruel tree,
                                I felt a flood go through my soul
                                Of grace, enough for me.

                                When I am safe within the veil,
                                My portion there will be,
                                To sing through all the years to come
                                Of grace, enough for me.

                                Grace is flowing from Calvary,
                                Grace as fathomless as the sea,
                                Grace for time and eternity,
                                Grace, enough for me.




                                Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                                Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
                                sigpic

                                .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                                .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                                Psalm 25:1

                                Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                                The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                                Comment

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