By A.C. Bridges
(Originally printed in The ARP Magazine Sept. 1985)
Our BIBLE Song-of-the-Month is No. 246 in Bible Songs entitled, “God Praised for Mercy and Faithfulness,” and it is a metrical version of Psalm 117, the shortest Psalm in scripture. The tune is the only one in Bible Songs by P.P. Bliss. Notice that this tune also has a refrain or chorus after each stanza which is typical of the gospel-song tune.
This Psalm is one of pure praise, calling upon all people to praise God for His grace and loving Kindness. The Psalmist recalls how great God’s mercy has been to him, and he knows that God’s word is faithful.
(This Psalm can be found in the Bible Song book 246.)