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Establish The Work Of Our Hands (Featuring Aaron Keyes and Urban Doxology)

Establish The Work Of Our Hands, featuring Aaron Keyes and Urban Doxology is a reflection on Psalm 90 by Keyes and Sandra McCracken and is a track on Work Songs, the recently released album from The Porter’s Gate Worship Project.


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The Good Shepherd by Kenneth Bailey

9780830840632I saw The Good Shepherd by Kenneth Bailey mentioned on one of the blogs on my feed reader.
It’s now on my acquisitions list.
Some observations by the author:
“For nearly fifty years, Middle Eastern shepherds with their flocks were a part of the larger context in which I grew up and then lived and taught the New Testament,”
“It was my privilege to have laymen and clergy in three countries as my students who had herded sheep for extended periods in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
“Regarding the good shepherd, the Bible invites its readers on a thousand-year theological journey that can be likened to a movie consisting of nine major episodes. Anyone who enters the movie theater in the middle of the showing of a film may find the scene on display of interest—like watching a preview of some ‘coming attractions.’ Yet the viewer knows that the full story can only be understood when one views the film from the beginning to the end.”


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My Soul Finds Rest My Soul In God Alone – Sunday Songs

A good song for Reformation Sunday.
Stuart Townsend and Aaron Keyes composed this song based on Psalm 62 a few years back.
They both have renditions on various recordings.
I’ve posted an Aaron Keyes clip below.
The lyrics.

Lyrics
My soul finds rest in God alone,
My Rock and my salvation;
A fortress strong against my foes,
And I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse,
And lies like arrows pierce me,
I’ll fix my heart on righteousness,
I’ll look to Him who hears me.

O praise Him, hallelujah,
My Delight and my reward;
Everlasting, never failing,
My Redeemer, my God.

Find rest, my soul, in God alone
Amid the world’s temptations;
When evil seeks to take a hold
I’ll cling to my salvation.
Though riches come and riches go,
Don’t set your heart upon them;
The fields of hope in which I sow
Are harvested in heaven.

I’ll set my gaze on God alone
And trust in Him completely;
With every day pour out my soul
And He will prove His mercy.
Though life is but a fleeting breath,
A sigh too brief to measure,
My King has crushed the curse of death
And I am His forever.

Stuart Townend & Aaron Keyes
Copyright © 2007 Thankyou Music