In Psalm 145 David recalls the goodness of God as he extols, exalts, and lifts Him up in praises for His greatness, His glorious splendor, His majesty, and His glorious works. All of creation is intended to praise Him: Revelation 4:11 says that He created all things by His will, and the King James version says for His pleasure; and not among the least of these, you and I, His redeemed saints, should show forth His glory and that of His kingdom, the first (spiritual) phase which now resides within us according to the words of Jesus in Luke 17:21, “… the kingdom of God is within you” this is both individually and collectively as His body. And if we will continue to pursue and run after Him (Hosea 6:3) He will finish the work He has begun in us (Philippians 1:6); and we have the privilege to “proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” 1 Peter 2:9. And just to think, this Majestic God “is near to all who call upon Him … in truth” Psalm 145:18. And this is not just physically close, but the Greek indicates He is allied with us. So with David let us exalt and bless His “name forever and ever” verse 1.
Our Great God
-By Rose Hill
Lord You will be so great forever,
Your own plan will You forsake, no never.
We will praise and bless Your name,
Your loving kindness is always the same.
On Your great works we will meditate,
To answer our cry, You won’t be late.
Of Your great goodness we will sing aloud,
And of Your wondrous works we are so proud.
Your saints shall always confess and praise You,
And declare all Your acts, that’s what we will do.
We shall speak of the glory of Your power,
You uphold the bowed down one this hour.
The eyes of us all wait for Your favor,
For you are the only one who is our Savior.
To those who call on You, You are near,
We call in truth and have nothing to fear.
Our mouth shall speak praise of You forever,
For You will not forsake Your own, no never!