Psalm Forty (Part Two)

Happy are those who trust in You, Lord,
Not in the false gods of this world;
So many gifts You’ve given,
I can’t name them all.
Lord, there’s no one else like You.
Lord, there’s no one else like You.

About this Song:
Part Two of the songs from Psalm 40 is short and to the point. It’s based on verses 4 and 5:

4 Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[b]
5 Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.

I’m the first one to admit that the Scripture does the idea more justice than my song does. I didn’t make any effort to deal with the reference to “the proud.” Neither does it refer to the things God has planned for us.

But it does focus on three of the basic ideas from those two verses:

  1. Unlike those who trust in false gods, those who trust in God are happy
  2. God’s gifts are too numerous to be counted or named
  3. God is incomparable; no one is like Him

Check back here next Wednesday for Part Three of Psalm 40.


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Best regards,


About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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