Psalm 106

1    Give praise and thanks unto the Lord,

          for bountiful is he;

     His tender mercy doth endure

          unto eternity.

2    God’s mighty works who can express?

          or shew forth all his praise?

3    Blessed are they that judgment keep,

          and justly do always.

4    Remember me, Lord, with that love

          which thou to thine dost bear;

     With thy salvation, O my God,

          to visit me draw near:

5    That I thy chosen’s good may see,

          and in their joy rejoice;

     And may with thine inheritance

          triumph with cheerful voice.

6    We with our fathers sinned have,

          and of iniquity

     Too long we have the workers been;

          we have done wickedly.

7    The wonders great, which thou, O Lord,

          didst work in Egypt land,

     Our fathers, though they saw, yet them

          they did not understand:

     And they thy mercies’ multitude

          kept not in memory;

     But at the sea, ev’n the Red sea,

          provok’d him grievously.

8    Nevertheless he saved them,

          ev’n for his own name’s sake;

     That so he might to be well known

          his mighty power make.

9    When he the Red sea did rebuke,

          then dried up it was:

     Through depths, as through the wilderness,

          he safely made them pass.

10   From hands of those that hated them

          he did his people save;

     And from the en’my’s cruel hand

          to them redemption gave.

11   The waters overwhelm’d their foes;

          not one was left alive.

12   Then they believ’d his word, and praise

          to him in songs did give.

13   But soon did they his mighty works

          forget unthankfully,

     And on his counsel and his will

          did not wait patiently;

14   But much did lust in wilderness,

          and God in desert tempt.

15   He gave them what they sought, but to

          their soul he leanness sent.

16   And against Moses in the camp

          their envy did appear;

     At Aaron they, the saint of God,

          envious also were.

17   Therefore the earth did open wide,

          and Dathan did devour,

     And all Abiram’s company

          did cover in that hour.

18   Likewise among their company

          a fire was kindled then;

     And so the hot consuming flame

          burnt up these wicked men.

19   Upon the hill of Horeb they

          an idol-calf did frame,

     A molten image they did make,

          and worshipped the same.

20   And thus their glory, and their God,

          most vainly changed they

     Into the likeness of an ox

          that eateth grass or hay.

21   They did forget the mighty God,

          that had their saviour been,

     By whom such great things brought to pass

          they had in Egypt seen.

22   In Ham’s land he did wondrous works,

          things terrible did he,

     When he his mighty hand and arm

          stretch’d out at the Red sea.

23   Then said he, He would them destroy,

          had not, his wrath to stay,

     His chosen Moses stood in breach,

          that them he should not slay.

24   Yea, they despis’d the pleasant land,

          believed not his word:

25   But in their tents they murmured,

          not heark’ning to the Lord.

26   Therefore in desert them to slay

          he lifted up his hand:

27  ‘Mong nations to o’erthrow their seed,

          and scatter in each land.

28   They unto Baal-peor did

          themselves associate;

     The sacrifices of the dead

          they did profanely eat.

29   Thus, by their lewd inventions,

          they did provoke his ire;

     And then upon them suddenly

          the plague brake in as fire.

30   Then Phin’has rose, and justice did,

          and so the plague did cease;

31   That to all ages counted was

          to him for righteousness.

32   And at the waters, where they strove,

          they did him angry make,

     In such sort, that it fared ill

          with Moses for their sake:

33   Because they there his spirit meek

          provoked bitterly,

     So that he utter’d with his lips

          words unadvisedly.

34   Nor, as the Lord commanded them,

          did they the nations slay:

35   But with the heathen mingled were,

          and learn’d of them their way.

36   And they their idols serv’d, which did

          a snare unto them turn.

37   Their sons and daughters they to dev’ls

          in sacrifice did burn.

38   In their own children’s guiltless blood

          their hands they did imbrue,

     Whom to Canaan’s idols they

          for sacrifices slew:

     So was the land defil’d with blood.

39         They stain’d with their own way,

     And with their own inventions

          a whoring they did stray.

40   Against his people kindled was

          the wrath of God therefore,

     Insomuch that he did his own

          inheritance abhor.

41   He gave them to the heathen’s hand;

          their foes did them command.

42   Their en’mies them oppress’d, they were

          made subject to their hand.

43   He many times deliver’d them;

          but with their counsel so

     They him provok’d, that for their sin

          they were brought very low.

44   Yet their affliction he beheld,

          when he did hear their cry:

45   And he for them his covenant

          did call to memory;

     After his mercies’ multitude

46         he did repent: And made

     Them to be pity’d of all those

          who did them captive lead.

47   O Lord our God, us save, and gather

          the heathen from among,

     That we thy holy name may praise

          in a triumphant song.

48   Bless’d be Jehovah, Isr’el’s God,

          to all eternity:

     Let all the people say, Amen.

          Praise to the Lord give ye.

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.