Psalm 115

Julie Tennent

1Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name glory be;
Because of Your lovingkindness, and Your truth shown faithfully.
2Why do nations ask in wonder, “Where’s their God? We don’t see Him.”
3Our God is in heaven and He does whatever pleases Him.

4Their gods are of gold and silver; made by hands of men are they;
5They have mouths, but cannot speak; they’ve eyes, but cannot see the day.
6They have ears, but cannot hear, and noses but they cannot smell;
7They have hands, but cannot feel, and feet that can’t walk – know this well.

They can’t make a sound with their throat, can’t utter a word at all;
8Those who make them will be like them, unable on God to call.
Everyone who trusts in idols will become like idols vain;
9House of Isr’el, trust in God; He does your help and shield remain.

10House of Aaron, put your trust in God the Lord, your help and shield;
11You who fear the Lord, now trust Him – He is all your help and shield.
12God will bless us, house of Isr’el; bless the house of Aaron, too;
13He will bless all those who fear Him – small and great alike to You.

14May the Lord make you increase; both you and all your children, too;
15May you be bless’d by the Lord, the Maker of earth, heaven, too.
16For the highest heav’n of heavens does belong to God alone;
But the earth He’s given unto man to care for as his own.

17It is not the dead who praise Him – those who down to silence go;
18It is we who praise the Lord, all those who His own name do know.
We will bless the Lord forever, from this time forevermore;
We the living ones will praise Him; all who live now praise the Lord!


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