Thursday, April 10, 2008

All People that on Earth do Dwell (Old 100th)

I thought it was appropriate for my 100th post to be a meditation on the Old 100th. Old 100th is actually the name of the tune for All People that on Earth do Dwell, as the words for that hymn are based on Psalm 100. This same tune is also used for the Doxology. Interestingly, what we call the Doxology:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all people here below,
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

is actually the last verse from another hymn, Awake My Soul, and With the Sun.

Psalm 100 exhorts us to praise the Lord because He is good and His lovingkindness is everlasting. Take a few minutes today to reflect on the Lord's goodness in your life. Meditate on the examples of His lovingkindness. Reflect and thank Him for the many ways He has shown Himself faithful to you, and faithful through the generations. To Him be praise and glory evermore!

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the LORD Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise,
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

All People that on Earth do Dwell
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid He did us make;
We are His folk, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.

O enter then His gates with praise;
Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good;
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
The God Whom Heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore.

1 comment:

Helena said...

Hello Sara, I have goteninto blogs lately so I have begun to come here to see what has been on your mind. Wanted you to know too that we got Hannah "My First Hymnal" and we have been teaching her songs. She has begun to recognize "Jesus music" and it is a joy!

I pray that God will continue to bless your journey with him and give you insights to share with others!