Selah Service Reflections - Psalm 5

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 October 10, 2014

Trinity Bell

Prayer
Hear my cry, O God,
listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I,
for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
☩ From Psalm 61 / ESV

If Stones Spoke
© Jeff Johnson / Sola Scriptura Songs

Psalm 5
Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
You destroy those who speak lies;
the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.

For there is no truth in their mouth;
their inmost self is destruction;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongue.
Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.
☩ESV

Silent Prayer (2 minutes)

☩Ocean / Abbey of Iona, Scotland

Benediction
May your heart find grace,
May your soul know peace,
May your mind be renewed.

And may your eyes see the light,
May your ears hear the glory,
Of Jesus Christ in our midst.
© Jeff Johnson / Sola Scriptura Songs

Trinity Bell

Readers:
Ann Boid
Jeff Johnson

Total time: 10:31

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:

“If Stones Spoke” from the CD, BENEDICTION
Jeff Johnson: Keys

“Benediction (Reprise)” from the CD, BENEDICTION
Jeff Johnson: Keys & vocals
Brian Dunning: Flute
John Fitzpatrick: Violin
Jozef Lupták: Cello
Gregg Williams: Percussion
Tim Ellis: Guitars
Phil Baker: Electric bass

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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