I wanted to share some of the lyrics from a worship song we sang at church this morning.
The song is called, WHAT JOY, and it was written by Sarah Emerson, who based it on Psalm 146.
“What joy, what joy
for those whose hope is in the name of the Lord.
What peace, what peace
for those whose confidence is Him alone.”
“Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them -
the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the alien
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.