Psalm 040

1    I waited for the Lord my God,
          and patiently did bear;
     At length to me he did incline
          my voice and cry to hear.

2    He took me from a fearful pit,
          and from the miry clay,
     And on a rock he set my feet,
          establishing my way.

3    He put a new song in my mouth,
          our God to magnify:
     Many shall see it, and shall fear,
          and on the Lord rely.

4    O blessed is the man whose trust
          upon the Lord relies;
     Respecting not the proud, nor such
          as turn aside to lies.

5    O Lord my God, full many are
          the wonders thou hast done;
     Thy gracious thoughts to us-ward far
          above all thoughts are gone:

     In order none can reckon them

          to thee: if them declare,

     And speak of them I would, they more

          than can be number’d are.

6    No sacrifice nor offering

          didst thou at all desire;

     Mine ears thou bor’d: sin-off ‘ring thou

          and burnt didst not require:

7    Then to the Lord these were my words,

          I come, behold and see;

     Within the volume of the book

          it written is of me:

8    To do thy will I take delight,

          O thou my God that art;

     Yea, that most holy law of thine

          I have within my heart.

9    Within the congregation great

          I righteousness did preach:

     Lo, thou dost know, O Lord, that I

          refrained not my speech.

10   I never did within my heart

          conceal thy righteousness;

     I thy salvation have declar’d,

          and shown thy faithfulness:

     Thy kindness, which most loving is,

          concealed have not I,

     Nor from the congregation great

          have hid thy verity.

11   Thy tender mercies, Lord, from me

          O do thou not restrain;

     Thy loving-kindness, and thy truth,

          let them me still maintain.

12   For ills past reck’ning compass me,

          and mine iniquities

     Such hold upon me taken have,

          I cannot lift mine eyes:

     They more than hairs are on mine head,

          thence is my heart dismay’d.

13   Be pleased, Lord, to rescue me;

          Lord, hasten to mine aid.

14   Sham’d and confounded be they all

          that seek my soul to kill;

     Yea, let them backward driven be,

          and sham’d, that wish me ill.

15   For a reward of this their shame

          confounded let them be.

     That in this manner scoffing say,

          Aha, aha! to me.

16   In thee let all be glad, and joy,

          who seeking thee abide;

     Who thy salvation love, say still,

          The Lord be magnify’d.

17   I’m poor and needy, yet the Lord

          of me a care doth take:

     Thou art my help and saviour,

          my God, no tarrying make.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.