“May the Peoples Praise You!”

Psalm 67 reminds us that we have been saved for the sake of the nations. We’ll be learning a new song on Sunday to celebrate this truth.

Chris Hutchison on March 26, 2019

This Sunday’s focus will be on the church’s mission. Some of the most profound statements in Scripture concerning this topic come from the Psalms. The Psalmists clearly understood the mission of God’s people to be a “kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:6). They knew that God was not their secret to be kept, but instead that they had been blessed by God so that they would make Him known to the nations.

One Psalm that captures this truth beautifully is Psalm 67:

May God be gracious to us and bless us
     and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
     your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
     let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
     for you judge the peoples with equity
     and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
     let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;
     God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
     let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Psalm 67:1-7, ESV

“May the Peoples Praise You” is a new song we’ll be singing this Sunday, based on Psalm 67 and 1 Peter 2:9 Give it a listen below, and come ready to sing on Sunday! (Click here for lyrics.)

Chris Hutchison
Chris Hutchison is the lead pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Nipawin, SK. Have any feedback or questions about what you've read here? Send him an email at chris@ebcnipawin.ca

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