Psalm of the Month

By: A.C. Bridges (Originally printed in the February 1984 ARP Magazine.)

Our Bible Song of the month is No. 314 in Bible Songs and is entitled “God’s Kindness to His Church.” The Psalmist calls upon Israel to rejoice, using also the term “children of Zion” referring to God’s people. And so “God’s Israel” is used for the church as is the term “children of Zion.”

This is a call to praise, but the Psalmist also is aware of the vengeance which is to be executed upon the heathen. It is a metrical version of Psalm 149 and is set to the tune Lyons.

This Psalm can be found in the Bible Songs #314 but it is not in the ARP Psalter.

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