Advent Day 4: Psalm 24

December 6, 2022

mountain range under golden hour

1 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

Oh LORD God, how great and awesome You are. The earth, a place so magnificent, so beautiful, so enormous, belongs to You. For You are its Creator, its Founder, its Establisher. Men and nations have tried to conquer the earth, yet even men, nations, principalities and powers are under Your control. Let my heart not be troubled o Lord, when men and nations threaten to destroy Your memory and Your people. Oh Lord, one day every knee will bow to You alone.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

Oh Lord, my heart is troubled, for who can enter Your holy presence? Who has clean hands and a pure heart? I am not worthy oh Lord. Lord you know my innermost being. You know my secret ways. My hands are filthy, my heart impure and callous. My soul bearing false witness and not fulfilling promises made. My yes has not been a yes, and my no has not been a no. Oh Lord, how shall Your blessing and righteousness be upon me? Though I seek you, I am unworthy. Though I desire to seek the face of the God of Jacob, I am unable to go through the gates...

Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory! Selah

Lift up your head oh my soul! Lift up your head! To the God of salvation, the King of glory coming in. He is King Jesus! The Lamb who was slain, The Lamb and Lion who conquers sin and death. He has come! He has come to save you oh soul. The gate that does not open to you, it opens to Him! And He brings you o soul with Him, you who seek and surrender to Him! Oh my soul, surrender to King Jesus. Let Him take you captive and bring you in his procession to His Kingdom. For the King of glory is clean in hands, pure in heart. He is not false in loving you, nor a failure in keeping His promises- that all who wait on Him and seek Him will find Him. All who repent and trust in Him will be saved and find joy in His kingdom!

Oh Lord Jesus, come! King of glory, come!

Lift up your head oh my soul! Lift up your head! To the God of salvation, the King of glory coming in. He is King Jesus! The Lamb who was slain, The Lamb and Lion who conquers sin and death. He has come!


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