|First Line:||Sing out with joy to God our strength|
|Title:||Sing Out with Joy to God Our Strength (Psalm 81)|
|Author:||Fred R. Anderson (2010)|
|Topic:||God's Covenant with Israel; Trusting in the Promises of God|
|Copyright:||© 2010 Fred R. Anderson|
|Composer:||Annabeth McClelland Gay (1952)|
|Copyright:||© 1958, ren. 1986 The Pilgrim Press|
A key word running through this paraphrase of Psalm 81 is “promise.” The first stanza recalls how God fulfilled the promise of deliverance from Egypt and protection in the wilderness. The final two stanzas admit that God’s promises were ignored, but they continue to be offered.