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  • Praise the Lord!

    Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden.
    Jeremiah 31:12





    The Garden of My Heart

    There’s a sacred and hallowed retreat,
    Where my soul finds a fellowship sweet,
    Where the Lord of my life I may meet,
    In the garden of my heart.

    There is naught can disturb or molest,
    There my spirit finds comfort and rest,
    And my soul is no longer distressed
    In the garden of my heart.

    Shut away from earth’s strife and its din,
    And protected from soul staining sin,
    For my Savior is dwelling within,
    In the garden of my heart.

    There the dove of sweet peace always sings,
    And my faith ever trustingly clings;
    And the chime of sweet happiness rings
    In the garden of my heart.

    In the cool of the day He walks with me,
    In the rose bordered way He talks with me;
    In love’s holy union, and sacred communion,
    In the garden of my heart.




    Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

    Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
    Last edited by Psalmist; July 24th, 2013, 03:13 PM. Reason: This is an A.M. posting not a P.M. What was I thinking?
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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

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    • Evening Praise the Lord.




      Praise the Lord!

      Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
      Psalm 116:15

      My beloved has gone to his garden...to gather lilies.
      Song of Solomon 6:2
      It is His garden, and they are His lilies.







      The Gardener

      While we are tending our earthly gardens,
      The Gardener lends us His seeds to sow,
      The bulbs of His lilies, the roots of His roses,
      To plant and cherish and watch them grow.

      Sometimes He comes when the day is over
      And garners a sheaf of the full-grown wheat,
      Ripe for the harvest and waiting the sickle,
      Ready to fall at the Reaper’s feet.

      And sometimes He comes in the early morning
      And tenderly gathers the sweetest flowers,
      The buds of the lily, the rose half-opened:
      Shall we not joy when He chooses ours?

      Shall we not yield God our loveliest blossoms,
      Glad that He finds them so fragrant and fair,
      Worthy transplanting to heavenly gardens,
      To gain new beauty beneath His care?

      Never a storm shall sweep over His flowers,
      Nor drought shall wither, nor frost shall blight;
      About His feet they shall grow unfading,
      And bloom forever in His pure sight.




      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


      • He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

        Jim Elliot

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        • Praise the Lord!

          I have set the LORD always before me;
          Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

          Psalm 16:8





          I Have Set the Lord

          I set Thy love between the world and me,
          O Lord, it cruelty, its wrong, its scorn;
          They cannot reach me through Thy tenderness
          That once for me their worst has known and borne.

          I set Thy cross between my sins and me,
          That so their shadow darken not my days,
          Nor rob my nights of rest, Thy blood blots out
          The long indictment from my shrinking gaze.

          I set Thy prayers between my doubts and me,
          That so my faith shall fail not, but abide,
          Though tried and tested sore; that shield shall serve
          All fiery darts to quench or turn aside.

          I set Thy strength between my foes and me,
          And walk, so guarded, panoplied and girt,
          Through dangers seen and unseen, unafraid;
          Through flames unscorched and raging waves unhurt.

          I set Thy thoughts between my thoughts and me,
          The calm, pure visions of Thy holy mind,
          Till nothing that disturbs me or defiles,
          Into my heart or soul can entrance find.

          I set Thy self between my self and me,
          And losing mine, Thy life abundant gain;
          Take Thy sufficiency for my deep need,
          And to Thy perfect stature so attain.




          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!

            Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
            Ephesians 5:1





            Be Now Imitators of Your Lord

            Be now imitators of your Lord
            You’re His children through His love out poured.
            Let love show now in all you do,
            As Christ loved and gave Himself for you,
            As a sacrifice to God.
            All impurity put far away.
            Don’t be greedy; watch the things you say.
            These aren’t proper for God’s dear children;
            You will never gain the wealth of Heaven,
            In the kingdom of Christ and God.

            Don’t be taken in by empty words;
            Those who disobey, God’s wrath incur.
            You were darkness, but now you’re light;
            Let your life be good and true and right,
            And find out what pleases God.
            Stay away from fruitless deeds,
            Done in secret out of lust and greed.
            Let Christ’s light shine on all that’s dark,
            And expose what’s missed God’s mark.
            Bring to light every sinful act.

            So be careful in the things you do;
            Act with wisdom in whate’er you pursue.
            Make the most of every hour;
            Don’t let evil exercise its power.
            Be not foolish, but know God’s will.
            Let the Spirit now your life control,
            And let psalms and hymns flow from your soul.
            In your heart, speak to God and sing,
            Giving thanks for everything,
            In the name of Jesus Christ.




            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!

              All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, and Your saints shall bless You.
              They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power,
              To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
              Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

              Psalm 145:10-13





              The Measures of God

              His wrath the seven vials hold,
              The seven trumps His judgments sound;
              But what can span the love of God,
              And what His goodness bound?

              The seven woes shall have an end,
              The seven plagues His hand shall stay:
              But when shall His compassions fail,
              His kindness pass away?

              The dust of earth He measures out,
              He numbers all the stars of space,
              His mighty scales the mountains weigh;
              But what can weigh His grace?

              His fingers spread the heavens forth,
              He cups the seas within His hand;
              But who His mercies can compute;
              Unnumbered as the sand?

              The wickedness of men shall pass,
              And death shall die, and wars shall cease;
              But still His covenant shall stand
              Of righteousness and peace.

              And when men's measured thread is spun,
              His finished tale of days is told,
              When all earth's numbered years are done
              And Time itself grows old

              Then shall God's long eternities
              Their unmarked course have yet to run,
              And His uncounted eon-hours
              Be only just begun.




              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!

                But no one says, “Where is God my Maker.”
                Who gives songs in the night.

                Job 35:10

                You (LORD) are my hiding place;
                You shall preserve me from trouble;
                You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

                Psalm 32:7





                Songs in the Night

                We make our songs in the day of our gladness,
                When life is all laughter and joy and delight,
                When never a shadow has clouded our sunshine;
                But God giveth songs in the night!
                He giveth songs in the night of our sorrow,
                When tears are our drink and when grief is our meat,
                Till we silence our weeping and still our repining
                To list to those cadences sweet.

                God giveth songs in the night of affliction,
                When earth has no sun and the heavens no star;
                Like a comforting touch in the desolate darkness
                His voice stealeth in from afar.
                He giveth songs and His music is sweeter
                Than earth's greatest voices and gladdest refrains;
                Our loveliest melodies shade to the minor,
                But His keep their full major strains.

                He giveth songs when our music is over,
                When our voices falter and our tongues are mute;
                When trembling hands drop from the lute and the harp-strings,
                And hushed are the viol and flute.
                Give us Thy songs, O Thou Maker of music!
                Teach us to sing, O Thou Bringer of joy!
                Till nothing can silence the notes of our triumph
                And naught our rejoicing destroy!




                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


                • From the Inside Out

                  A thousand times I've failed
                  Still your mercy remains
                  Should I stumble again
                  Still I'm caught in your grace
                  Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
                  Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame

                  Your will above all else
                  My purpose remains
                  The art of losing myself in bringing you praise
                  Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
                  Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame

                  In my heart, in my soul
                  I give you control
                  Consume me from the inside out
                  Let justice and praise
                  Become my embrace
                  To love you from the inside out

                  Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
                  Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame
                  And the cry of my heart is to bring you praise
                  From the inside out
                  Lord my soul cries out to You..


                  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

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                  • Praise the Lord!

                    In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
                    1 Thessalonians 5:18
                    …“He has done all things well.”…
                    Mark 7:37
                    For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory;
                    No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
                    O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!

                    Psalm 84:11-12





                    A Thanksgiving for Hard Things

                    Thank You, my Father that Your wisest choosing,
                    To my own wayward heart is ever proving,
                    That some glad joy I longed my life to garnish,
                    Would but have left me marred with rust and tarnish.
                    Thank You, Lord, for that most kind depriving,
                    Which mercifully withstood my soul's mad driving,
                    And kept me from some greater, horribler loss,
                    While teaching me the glory of Thy cross.

                    Thank You that the smaller scars I have sustained,
                    Have kept me, Lord, from what I might have gained,
                    Of deeper wounds that span the years of life,
                    And bear the loathsome fruit of constant strife.
                    Thank You for Your thoughtful little tokens,
                    Reminding that I'm loved, though sorely broken;
                    And so I find these smaller blessings meet,
                    To bring me here in worship at Thy feet.

                    Thank You, Lord, that that which seemeth good to Thee,
                    Hath overruled that which seemed so good to me,
                    And so withheld some earthly satisfaction,
                    That I might serve Thee here without distraction.
                    O Thank You, God, that confidence yet growing,
                    Can rest in Thy great wisdom, safely knowing,
                    Though troubles come which I can never tell,
                    Yet my Redeemer doeth all things well.




                    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!

                      ...for you are strangers and sojourners with me...
                      Leviticus 25:23





                      Pilgrims In the Wilderness

                      We’re pilgrims in the wilderness, our dwelling is a camp;
                      Created things, though pleasant, now bear to us death’s stamp.
                      But onward we are speeding, though often let and tried;
                      The Holy Ghost is leading home to the Lamb, His bride.

                      With fellow pilgrims meeting, as through the waste we roam,
                      ’Tis sweet to sing together, “We are not far from home!”
                      And when we’ve learned our lesson, our work, in suffering, done,
                      Our ever loving Father will welcome every one.

                      We look to meet our company from every distant shore,
                      Not one will seem a stranger, though never seen before,
                      With angel hosts attending, in myriads, through the sky;
                      Yet ’midst them all Thou only, O Lord, wilt fix the eye!

                      Lord, since we sing as pilgrims, O give us pilgrims’ ways!
                      Humble thoughts of self, befitting proclaimers of Thy praise,
                      O make us each more holy, in spirit, pure and meek,
                      More like to heavenly citizens, as more of Thee we speak.




                      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


                      • The Book of Psalms (full movie- just reading Psalms 1 to 150)
                        (only sorrow - it has some pictures in the middle of the pagan temple. but at
                        least doesn't refer to it..... he just reads Psalms)

                        youtube dot com/watch?v=UTOHv-BQ6AY

                        unexpectedly found, simple joy !

                        also Romans >>
                        youtube dot com/watch?v=rXUx7Aq8lZI
                        ......

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                        • Psalmist, I'm not a poet, but here is my attempt to praise My Lord.

                          O LORD, who created mankind and then rescued us all,
                          It is upon your name I call
                          In the morning, during daylight, and at night.

                          Daily LORD you love, teach, comfort, inspire, and sustain me.
                          Secure is forgiveness in thee.
                          Your encouragement is a heart-felt blessing.

                          Thank you LORD for your mercy, care, and gift of salvation.
                          To me is your revelation
                          Wonderful for the hope I have

                          in thee.
                          Last edited by Ps82; July 31st, 2013, 08:31 AM.

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                          • Praise the Lord!

                            Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
                            for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

                            Joshua 1:9





                            Sunday Morning Praise


                            God of Grace and God of Glory

                            God of grace and God of glory, on Thy people pour Thy power.
                            Crown Thy church’s story, bring her bud to glorious flower.
                            Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour.

                            Lo! the hosts of evil ’round us, scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways.
                            From the fears that long have bound us, free our hearts to faith and praise.
                            Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.

                            Cure Thy children’s warring madness, bend our pride to Thy control.
                            Shame our wanton selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul.
                            Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

                            Set our feet on lofty places, gird our lives that they may be,
                            Armored with all Christ-like graces, in the fight to set men free.
                            Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, that we fail not man nor Thee.

                            Save us from weak resignation, to the evils we deplore.
                            Let the search for Thy salvation, be our glory evermore.
                            Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving Thee whom we adore.




                            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!

                              The LORD bless you and keep you;
                              The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
                              The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

                              Numbers 6:24-26

                              God be merciful to us and bless us,
                              And cause His face to shine upon us.

                              Psalm 67:1





                              God of Mercy, God of Grace

                              God of mercy, God of grace,
                              Show the brightness of Thy face;
                              Shine upon us, Savior, shine,
                              Fill Thy Church with light divine,
                              And Thy saving health extend,
                              Unto earth’s remotest end.

                              Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
                              Be by all that live adored;
                              Let the nations shout and sing
                              Glory to their Savior King,
                              At Thy feet their tribute pay,
                              And Thy holy will obey.

                              Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
                              Earth shall then her fruits afford,
                              God to man His blessings give,
                              Man to God devoted live;
                              All below and all above
                              One in joy and light and love.




                              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!

                                And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
                                Matthew 23:12





                                The Willow and the Oak

                                I saw, when the wind swept over the mead,
                                The willow that stands by the brook;
                                Bending low, as, with pitiless force, the storm
                                Threw down the unbending oak.

                                The storm had passed by, the willow uprose,
                                Her branches in beauty outspread;
                                But the monarch of trees, in his pride cast down,
                                Lay prone on the earth and dead.

                                O Christians, look up! life’s storms will soon pass;
                                Rejoice ye with sorrow low bowed;
                                Our Lord in His hand holds the lightning’s shaft,
                                His smile is behind the cloud.

                                And thou, who art proud, O turn ye in time,
                                Nor fall as the desolate tree!
                                God’s mercy, His infinite love are thine,
                                Awaiting, inviting thee.

                                Bend low till the storm passeth over,
                                The sun will shine out by and by;
                                Bend low till the storm passeth over,
                                And the stars twinkle out in the sky.




                                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

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