Psalm 32 through David, giving understanding - Blessed is he whose transgression's removed

Tune #857 How sweet, how heav'nly is the sight new tune by E.J. Cheung

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1 How bless-ed is that man for sure
whose transgression's removed,
whose sin the Lord has covered o'er.
By God he is approved.
2 How bless'd is that man whose offense
the Lord reckoneth not,
in whose spirit is no falseness,
whose conscience condemns not.
3 While I concealed my guilt I felt
worn out within my bones.
What a sad lot I had been dealt,
as all day long I groaned.
4 For day and night Your hand on me
was heavy, so my life
dried up as in the summer's heat,
leaving naught else but strife.

5  To Thee I acknowledged my sin,
and my guilt did not hide.
I said, I will confess my sins
and in the Lord confide.

You forgave the guilt of my sin.
And now I am at rest.
My pardon You did freely give.
It's so good to be blessed!

6 On this shall all saints pray to Thee,
at which time, You'll be found.
Only thus, when o'erflows the sea,
`twill not near him come `round.
7 You are a hiding place to me.
From trouble you keep me.
Around with songs You compass me,
songs of delivery.

8  I will cause you to understand
this way you will go through.
I'll direct you and counsel you.
My eye is upon you.
9 Be not as the horse, as the mule,
without the discerning,
whose mouth must be bound with bridle,
or they won't come near thee.
10  Many sorrows the wicked own,
but those who trust the LORD,
mercy surrounds him and `tis shown
how all things are ordered.
11  Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice,
ye righteous shout for joy!
All you who are upright in heart,
again I say rejoice.

 Hebrews 8:6  But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry inasmuch as He is also the Mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted upon better promises.  7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second.  8  For finding fault with them He says, ``Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, and I will consummate a new covenant upon the house of Israel and upon the house of Judah,  9  Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord.  10  For this is the covenant which I will covenant with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will impart My laws into their mind, and on their hearts I will inscribe them; and I will be God to them, and they will be a people to Me.  11  And they shall by no means each teach his fellow citizen and each his brother, saying, Know the Lord; for all will know Me from the little one to the great one among them.  12  For I will be propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins I shall by no means remember anymore.''
Isa 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Rom 4:4  Now to the one who works, his wages are not accounted according to grace, but according to what is due.  5  But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted as righteousness.  6  Even as  David  also speaks blessing on the man to whom God accounts righteousness apart from works:  7  "Blessed are they whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered over.  8  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall by no means account sin.''  9  Is this blessing then upon the circumcision only, or also upon the uncircumcision? For we say, Faith was accounted to Abraham as righteousness.

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created 1/3/09 Steve Miller