Selah Service Reflections - Psalm 34

by Selah Service / Jeff Johnson

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The Selah Service Reflections series features readings from the Psalms with music produced by Selah worship leader, Jeff Johnson. There is also a two minute time for silent prayer featuring the sound of the ocean outside the Abbey of Iona, Scotland.

You may download a PDF of the content for each of these here:
www.selahservice.com/2014/10/selah-service-reflections-program-pdfs/

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released June 4, 2015

Trinity Bell

Look Graciously Upon Us
Dear Heavenly Father. 
Thank you for the countless blessings that you give to us.
For the gift of those persons who make our lives so rich.
For this food, to give us strength and nourishment.
For the beauty that surrounds us, to fill our hearts.
Look graciously upon us we pray and be our guide as we continue on life’s journey. 
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.
☩Lyric based on a traditional prayer with music by Jeff Johnson /
© Sola Scriptura Songs

Psalm 34
I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
☩ESV

Silent Prayer
☩Ocean / Abbey of Iona, Scotland

Between Heaven & Earth
© 2015 Sebastian Boy Music / Sola Scriptura Songs

Trinity bell

Reader:
Jeff Johnson

Total time: 10:24

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Song information:

“Look Graciously Upon Us”
Jeff Johnson: Keys & voice

“Between Heaven & Earth”
From the EP, WINTERSKY LIVE
Jeff Johnson: Keys
Phil Keaggy: Guitar
Brian Dunning: Penny whistle
Wendy Goodwin: Violin

Artwork by Kathy Hastings (www.kathyhastings.com)

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Jeff Johnson leads Selah worship for churches, pilgrimage groups and retreat centers. His many ArkMusic recordings feature music from Selah as well as collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead’s novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. ... more

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