New beginning in Zion and David / A Hymn of Thanksgiving for Gods fidelity
Psalm 78:65-72 / 80:1-4 / 76:12-13 / 92:1-5
God of Universe / The Divine Ruler of All
Psalm 96:1-13 97:10-12
The Good Shepherd
New beginning in Zion and David
- Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a warrior from the effects of wine.
- He put his enemies to flight; everlasting shame he dealt them.
- He rejected the tent of Joseph, chose not the tribe of Ephraim.
- 10 God chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he favored.
- He built his shrine like the heavens, like the earth which he founded forever.
- He chose David his servant, took him from the sheepfold.
- From tending sheep God brought him, to shepherd Jacob, his people, Israel, his heritage.
- He shepherded them with a pure heart; with skilled hands he guided them.
- 1 2 For the leader; according to "Lilies." Eduth. A psalm of Asaph.
- Shepherd of Israel, listen, guide of the flock of Joseph! From your throne upon the cherubim reveal yourself
- to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Stir up your power, come to save us.
- O LORD of hosts, restore us; Let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
- Make and keep vows to the LORD your God. May all present bring gifts to this awesome God,
- Who checks the pride of princes, inspires awe among the kings of earth.
- 1 A psalm. A sabbath song.
- It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, Most High,
- To proclaim your love in the morning, your faithfulness in the night,
- With the ten-stringed harp, with melody upon the lyre.
- For you make me jubilant, LORD, by your deeds; at the works of your hands I shout for joy.
- 1 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
- Sing to the LORD, bless his name; announce his salvation day after day.
- Tell God's glory among the nations; among all peoples, God's marvelous deeds.
- 2 For great is the LORD and highly to be praised, to be feared above all gods.
- For the gods of the nations all do nothing, but the LORD made the heavens.
- Splendor and power go before him; power and grandeur are in his holy place.
- Give to the LORD, you families of nations, give to the LORD glory and might;
- give to the LORD the glory due his name! Bring gifts and enter his courts;
- bow down to the LORD, splendid in holiness. Tremble before God, all the earth;
- say among the nations: The LORD is king. The world will surely stand fast, never to be moved. God rules the peoples with fairness.
- Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound;
- let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice
- before the LORD who comes, who comes to govern the earth, To govern the world with justice and the peoples with faithfulness.
- The LORD loves those who hate evil, protects the lives of the faithful, rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
- Light dawns for the just; gladness, for the honest of heart.
- Rejoice in the LORD, you just, and praise his holy name.
The Good Shepherd
- 1 2 "Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber.
- But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
- The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
- 3 When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice.
- But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers."
- Although Jesus used this figure of speech, 4 they did not realize what he was trying to tell them.
- 5 So Jesus said again, "Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep.
- 6 All who came [before me] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
- I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.
- A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.
- I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
- A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.
- This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep.
- I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me,
- just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.
- I have other sheep 7 that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
- This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
- No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. 8 This command I have received from my Father."
- Again there was a division among the Jews because of these words.
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