With all my heart I thank you, LORD, I worship you with song and praisingVersifier: Stanley M. Wiersma (1981)
Tune: GENEVAN 138
Published in 4 hymnals
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|First Line:||With all my heart I thank you, LORD, I worship you with song and praising|
|Title:||With All My Heart I Thank You, LORD|
|Versifier:||Stanley M. Wiersma (1981)|
|Copyright:||Text and harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications|
Praise for God's deliverance from threatening foes in answer to prayer.
st. 1 = vv. 1-3
st. 2 = vv. 4-6
st. 3 = vv. 7-8
Similar to Psalm 18, 138 is a song of thanksgiving for God's saving acts–especially against enemies. After first praising the LORD for answering prayer (v. 3; st. 1), the psalmist expresses a desire that all the kings of earth be moved to add their praise to God; they too should see the greatness of God's glory. Even though the LORD is "on high," God does not identity with the proud but looks favorably on the lowly (st. 2). God's deliverance of the psalmist is an example of this care. The psalmist professes confidence in God's continued care and commits the future to the LORD in a closing prayer (st. 3). Stanley Wiersma (PHH 25) versified this psalm in 1981 for the Psalter Hymnal. Another setting of Psalm 138 is at 183.
Occasions of gratitude to God; the universal scope of stanza 2 makes Psalm 138 appropriate to themes of mission and kingdom.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Mission Praise #772||With all my heart (Field)||Irr||2000|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #323||With all my heart I thank you, LORD||With All My Heart I Thank You, LORD||GENEVAN 138/MIT FREUDEN ZART||Stanley Wiersma, 1930-1986||126.96.36.199 D||Psalm 138; Psalm 138:1-3; Philippians 1:6; Psalm 138:4-6; Psalm 138:7-8||2013||Thankfulness | ; Walk with God ||
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #138C||With all my heart I thank you, Lord||With All My Heart I Thank You, Lord||GENEVAN 138||Stanley Wiersma (1930-1986)||188.8.131.52 D||Psalm 138||2012||Church Year | Ascension of the Lord; Disciples / Calling | ; Elements of Worship | Gathering; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; God as | Refuge; God as | Deliverer; God's | Sorrow; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Wisdom; God's | Faithfulness; God's | Kingdom; God's | Love; God's | Name; God's | Strength; Gratitude | ; Happiness | ; Humility | ; Joy | ; Mission | ; New Creation | ; Occasional Services | New Year; Occasional Services | Ordination and/or Installation; Peace | ; People of God / Church | Witnessing; Prayer | ; Rulers | ; Salvation | ; Temple | ; Ten Commandments | 3rd Commandment (do not take the name of the Lord in vain); The Creation | ; Truth | ; War and Revolution | ; Witness | ; Worship | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, August 21-27 | ; Year B, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, June 5-11 (if after Trinity Sunday) | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Epiphany, 5th Sunday | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, July 24-30 ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #138||With all my heart I thank you, LORD||With All My Heart I Thank You, LORD||GENEVAN 138||Stanley Wiersma||89 89 D||Psalm 138||1987||Deliverance | ; Marriage | ; New Year - Old Year | ; Praise & Adoration | ; Profession of Faith | ; Return of Christ | ; Alternative Harmonizations | ; Humility | ; Ministry & Service | ; New Creation | ; Opening of Worship | ; Prayer | ; Refuge | ; Thanksgiving & Gratitude ||