Every week in November we will have Psalm 32, the Psalm of the month, used somewhere in the Sunday service. The Psalms give us words to sing and pray, so we will use them for this purpose together.
1. What blessedness for him whose guilt
has all forgiven been!
When his transgressions pardoned are
and covered is his sin.
O blessed the man ’gainst whom the Lord
counts no iniquity
and in whose spirit there is not
deceit or treachery.
2. When I kept silent, my bones aged;
My groaning filled each day.
Your hand oppressed me day and night;
My moisture dried away.
Then I to You admitted sin,
Hid not my guiltiness;
I said, “I will before the Lord
Transgressions now confess.”
3. Then You did all my sin forgive
And take my guilt away.
For this when You are near at hand
Let all the godly pray.
The rising floods will harm him not.
You are my hiding place.
And you will comfort me with songs
Of victory and grace.
4. Instruction I will give to you
And teach you as you go.
My watchful eye will guide your steps;
My counsel you will know.
Be not like senseless horse or mule
Which if you would subdue
You must with bit and bridle hold
To bring him close to you.
5. The wicked many pangs endure,
But steadfast cov’nant love
Encircles ev’ry man whose trust
Is in the Lord above.
Be glad and shout, you righteous ones,
And in the Lord rejoice!
And all whose hearts are just and true
Sing out with joyful voice.