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Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)

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Hello Church,

This month, we are introducing a new song. This song was fashioned from Psalm 46. Many of us know this Psalm in two different aspects. One of the most well-known verses in Psalm 46 is verse 10, which states "Be still and know that I am God." Secondly, many of us know the hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," in which many of its themes are taken directly from this psalm.

This song we will be introducing is not a verbatim singing of the Psalm, but it does an excellent job both musically and lyrically expressing the content of the psalm. Psalm 46 looks to the Lord of Hosts, Yahweh and expresses his greatness and control amidst the stormy world. In the bridge of the chorus, we find this:

Though oceans roar, You are the Lord of all; the One who calms the wind and waves and makes my heart be still.

Though the earth gives way, the mountains move into the sea, the nations rage, I know my God is in control.

We serve a God who is in control. We serve the One who is in control. When he tells us to be still, we can do so confidently, trusting that He is Lord over the mountains, the waves, the oceans, and our souls. Our job is to place our faith in him.

Lord of Hosts You're with us, with us in the fire, with us as a shelter, with us in the storm.

You will lead us through the fiercest battle. O where else would we go, but with the Lord of Hosts?

The Lord of Hosts (or in some translations, the Lord of Armies) is with us. He leads us and guides our steps. Whom else would you worship and follow but the one who is in charge, the Lord of Hosts?

Take a listen to this song! Throughout the month during our worship services, I will go into detail on some of the themes of this song.

Blessings,

Pastor Tyler