“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the word, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Psalm 90:1-2 One of the most prolific hymns ever written comes from this poignant scripture. This hymn is a grand retelling of Psalm 90; it transcends time and space. When first published,
this hymn contained nine verses. John Wesley edited the text in his 1738 hymnal Psalms and Hymns. Isaac Watts, the writer of this hymn, reminds us that our God is everlasting, our help, our hope, our home forever. These words give us much comfort that we are not alone. Although these words bring us comfort, they do not simply dismiss all our fears and anxieties. Those are still very real. However, these words are a gentle reminder that God is with us through our trials. God never leaves us. Our God withstands the storms of life and tests of time. As we journey this life together with many unknowns ahead of us, we can rest assured that God goes before us, showing us the path. Under the shadow of Thy throne still may we dwell secure;sufficient is Thine arm alone, and our defense is sure.Before the hills in order stood or earth received her frame,from everlasting Thou art God,to endless years the same.
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Grace and Peace,