Psalm of the Month (March, 2020)

This “Psalm of David” is a prayer for deliverance. The Psalmist is certainly troubled, but finds hope and strength in the LORD. 

God gave us the Psalms for such a day as today. Fears, anxieties, sickness, discouragement, depression, uncertainty… whatever situation we find ourselves in, the Psalms have the answer. They reorient our thinking rightly by drawing us away from ourselves and focusing us on the LORD, who is perfect in all His ways. Let us fix our eyes on Him (Heb. 12:1-2) and may His face shine upon us (Psalm 31:16). Turn to God and seek His help, and may we all learn how to pray through the Psalms.

We hope our setting of Psalm 31 will encourage you today. God bless you all, and may you find comfort and peace through God’s word.

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YOU ARE MY STRENGTH (PSALM 31)

VERSE 1
In You, Lord, I’ve taken refuge
Let me never be ashamed
In Your righteousness deliver
Hear as I beseech Your name
Be to me a rock of shelter
Where to run and safely hide
When the wicked’s nets entangle
Pull me out and be my guide

VERSE 2
In You, Lord, I’ve taken refuge
Why must life be spent in tears?
Bones are weak and body’s wasted
Through the groans of bitter years
I’m a joke to them who hate You
I’m the horror of my friends
Some have even schemed and whispered
How to bring about my end

PRE-CHORUS
But, You are my strength
I trust to You my very soul
You are my strength
My life is under Your control

CHORUS
Save me, O God
In Your mercy be near
Save me, O God
For it’s You that I fear
Save me, O God
Who will ever be true
I put my trust in You

VERSE 3
In You, Lord, I’ve taken refuge
For the sake of Your own name
Shine the light of favor on me
But the wicked put to shame
I hate all their filthy idols
And their tongues parading lies
Let them make their beds in sorrow
As for me, though, hear my cries

PRE-CHORUS
You are my strength
I trust to You my very soul
You are my strength
My life is under Your control

CHORUS
Save me, O God
In Your mercy be near
Save me, O God
For it’s You that I fear
Save me, O God
Who will ever be true
I put my trust in You

BRIDGE

CHORUS
Save me, O God
In Your mercy be near
Save me, O God
For it’s You that I fear
Save me, O God
Who will ever be true
I put my trust in You

~Jody Killingsworth, 2020


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Philip Moyer serves as pastor at Trinity Reformed Church in Bloomington, Indiana, where he leads worship, the choir ministry, and senior high youth group. He is also a member/songwriter of My Soul Among Lions.

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