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In You, O LORD, I Seek Refuge -- Psalm 31 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
... in your righteousness deliver me ...
Praise The LORD! How Good It Is To Sing Praises To Our God -- Psalm 147 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God ...
When Israel Went Out From Egypt -- Psalm 114 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
When Israel went out from Egypt ... The sea looked and fled;
O God, You Are My God, I Seek You -- Psalm 63 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you;
O God, Do Not Keep Silence -- Psalm 83 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
Happy Are Those Whose Transgression Is Forgiven -- Psalm 32 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
I Love The LORD, Because He Has Heard My Voice -- Psalm 116 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
When I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest,
Praise The LORD! Praise The LORD From The Heavens -- Psalm 148 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Praise him, all his angels; praise him all his host! ...
Not To Us, O LORD ... But To Your Name Give Glory -- Psalm 115 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
Hear My Voice, O God, In My Complaint -- Psalm 64 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the scheming of evildoers ...
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place -- Psalm 84 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
Rejoice In The LORD -- Psalm 33 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright ...
Happy Are Those ... -- Psalm 1 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
Praise The LORD! Sing To The LORD A New Song -- Psalm 149 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Let Israel be glad in its Maker,
Praise The LORD, All You Nations! -- Psalm 117 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!
Praise Is Due To You, O God, In Zion -- Psalm 65 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion ... O you who answer prayer!
LORD, You Were Favorable To Your Land -- Psalm 85 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
You forgave the iniquity of your people ... you turned from your hot anger ...
I Will Bless The LORD At All Times -- Psalm 34 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
... his praise shall continually be in my mouth ...
Why Do The Nations Conspire And The Peoples Plot In Vain? -- Psalm 2 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
"I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill." I will tell of the decree of the LORD:
Praise The LORD! Praise God In His Sanctuary -- Psalm 150 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
O Give Thanks To The LORD, For He Is Good -- Psalm 118 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous ...
Make A Joyful Noise To God, All The Earth -- Psalm 66 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Come and see what God has done; he is awesome in his deeds among mortals ...
Incline Your Ear, O LORD, And Answer Me -- Psalm 86 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy ...
Contend, O LORD, With Those With Those Who Contend With Me -- Psalm 35 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
How Many Are My Foes? -- Psalm 3 -- Robert G. Beckstrand -- 2007
I cry aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy hill.
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