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The King Rejoices in Your Strength

The king rejoices in your strength, O LORD, and in your care

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Tune: ST. MATTHEW (Croft)
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Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The king rejoices in your strength, O LORD, and in your care
Title: The King Rejoices in Your Strength
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

A celebration of the prosperity and triumphs of God's anointed (Messiah).

Scripture References:
st. 1 = vv. 1-3
st. 2 = vv. 4-7
st. 3 =vv. 8-13

The people praise God for blessing the anointed king with wealth, long life, and victories (st. 1-2) and assure the king of future triumphs because he trusts in the faithful God of Israel (st. 3). Whereas Psalm 20 looks forward to an impending battle, this psalm celebrates blessings bestowed and victories won and what these promise for the future–a future Christians call the great Day of the Lord. Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal.

Liturgical Use:
Celebrations of the triumphant march of Christ's kingdom; particularly appropriate for Easter and Ascension.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

ST. MATTHEW (Croft)

ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a…

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #21
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #21

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