67: 1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
How complete this is! It begins with mercy and ends with fear of the Lord in a renewed earth. The quickening agents in the middle are praise and right judgment. I also like that term “saving health”. It means a lot more than what we perceive at first blush. And the biggest victory cry of all: “Our own God!”
Doug Blair, Waterloo, ON