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Psalm 104

Praise the Lord oh my soul
O Lord, thou art very great
thou art clothed with honour and majesty

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment
who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain

Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters
who maketh the clouds his chariot
who walketh upon the wings of the wind

Who maketh the wind his messengers
flames of fire his minister

Who laid the foundations of the earth
that it should not be moved forever

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Leaning on the Everlasting Arms -The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi

In 1974 we went to a church in Streatham or Brixton where there was singing like this and it felt as close to heaven as you can get with singing. The organ pipes glowed with glory in my eyes, and we hugged people we didn’t know.

“He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4

2 Corinthians 2 14 – May the Fragrance

But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

Fragrance is used in the old testament where the fragrance of burnt offerings are pleasing to God. The wise men brought baby Jesus fragrant Frankincense and Myrrh. Catholic church incense is a resin incense of benzoin, frankincense, and myrrh. Mark 14 3 says ‘A woman came with a special sealed jar. It contained very expensive perfume made out of pure nard. She broke the jar open and poured the perfume on Jesus’ head.’ Nard is Spikenard, the distillation of a flower. That was broken on Jesus before he died, and his death was seen as an offering for sinners. The fragrance of the knowledge of him transforms something known into something pleasing to others and God.

This song by Graham Kendrick is may the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.

Love him in the Morning

I woke last night and could not sleep and started singing this song through in my mind. I could not remember the singer but had liked the song when I was aged 17 or 18 and searching this morning on youtube found that somebody has put the song there. The All Day Song ( Love Him in the Morning ) by John Fischer.