Psalm 100

The Doxology, Old 100th as it is also known, is sung by almost every protestant congregation in the world. It doesn’t follow Psalm 100 but the theme is the same: our blessings flow from God in three persons. The Father is our Creator and sovereign Lord in whose hand all things rest and find their purpose. The Son is our Savior who “knew no sin, but became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God.” The Holy Spirit is the Comforter and Sustainer, the One who provides us the power to live in obedience to the commands of our Heavenly Father.

The man who wrote the Doxology, Thomas Ken, desired that men and women should be able to express their praise of God and His blessings without being limited to Psalmody. He wanted to take some of the themes expressed elsewhere in Scripture and use them to proclaim the goodness of our God.

Every Presbyterian has sung this song as long as they can remember, so there is no reason not to drive down the road, walk through your house, or as you walk the dog to sing boldly of the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon you, and to seek even greater blessings through obedience to His Word.

PRAYER: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

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