It is God who determines who rises or falls and no matter what a person accumulates or achieves in life, they will one day leave it all behind to face the scrutiny of God’s assessment of their lives. 2. R/. The second clause gives the reason why He is near to His people-namely, because He has promised it in connection with obedience to "His commandments." What is the result of this Divine proximity? em am bm if i climb to the heavens you are there; am/g em if i fly to the sunrise or am bm am7 sail beyond the sea, am7/g d/f# dsus4 still i find you there. His presence should make us very watchful. For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.”.’ – verses 1, 9-10 (NLT – New Living Translation). My enemies draw near (Psalms 119:150), but thou art far nearer to me than they (Psalms 145:18; Jeremiah 23:23). Psalms 119:151 Thou [art] near, O LORD and all thy commandments [are] truth. Asaph would have directed the singing of this tune on many occasions and he feels that it perfectly fits this psalm, which is his own composition. 1840-57. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. But how can we be so certain of that when we may have failed or let him down? He encourages himself from the consolatory consideration, that God, when he sees his own people sore pressed, comes forward, seasonably to afford them succor; even as Paul on this subject says, “Be not over-careful, the Lord is at hand, let your moderation be known to all men ” I hear people speaking of loneliness, and saying how chill is life, how bitter is their lot! III. Even in view of our folly and our failure, we who love the Lord will still rejoice that God sees us. I rejoiced because they said to me, "We will go up to the house of the LORD." Yahweh, I know you are near, standing always at my side. All your commandments are truth. If we know that God is near, we shall begin to want Him to be nearer still. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-119.html. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Refrain: Maybe a better way of approaching it is to measure it as you would a relationship with a person who is close to you. [chorus] g cadd9 g d/f# yahweh, i know you are near cadd9 am7 g d/f# standing always at my side. Dan Schutte’s beautiful setting of Psalm 139, “You Are Near”, is one of the most widely-sung songs by Christians of all denominations. Or, the promises, as this word seems to be used, Psalms 111:7, and elsewhere in this Psalm. BibliographyGill, John. Say to it, “Whence came your sweetness and the royal colour of your leaves?” and the rising volume of its fragrance is your only answer. II. You don’t have to wait for church or rely on someone else to communicate with God for you. Just look to the cross where Jesus died and you will find the answer to how much God desires you to be close to him and how much he loves you. I. His thanksgiving focuses not so much on the many gifts that God has given him but on God’s kindness in drawing close to him. The second clause gives the reason why He is near to His people-namely, because He has promised it in connection with obedience to "His commandments." 3. Loving God, I come to you with a deep longing in my heart for you and I thank you for putting that desire within me. Click the button below to continue. One thing is certain though and that is God’s desire for intimacy and fellowship with us. Spurgeon.). Now it is hard to analyze the sources and causes of growth. New Heart English Bible You are near, LORD. We cannot hide our secret sins from Him, and I do not think we wish to. Used by Permission. 1832. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. New American Standard Bible (NASB), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Psalm 119:151 in all English translations, NASB, Zondervan NASB Study Bible, Red Letter Edition, NASB, MacArthur Study Bible, Large Print: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible, Paperback: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, Classic Reference Bible, Red Letter Edition: The Perfect Choice for Word-for-Word Study of the Bible, NASB, Thinline Bible, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, Super Giant Print Reference Bible, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print. Psalm 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. How do you measure things? You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments (are) truth - (Psalms 119:142.) To whom does God thus specially approach? Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. "Commentary on Psalms 119:151". You can listen to this song here … All rights reserved. Do you have a tape measure or a set of weighing scales or measuring jug? R/. "All thy commandments," with the threats and promises attached to them, are truth itself. © Copyright 2020 I Assynt & Stoer Parish Church Of Scotland I All Rights Reserved I Scottish Charity Number SC010171. Display Title: You Are Near First Line: Lord, you have searched my heart Tune Title: [Lord, you have searched my heart] Author: Dan Schutte, b. "Commentary on Psalms 119:151". Some indicators of how close our relationship with God really is, might be …. If you are feeling overwhelmed, I hope you’ll choose a psalm and pour out your prayer to God today. God is near us in the hour of human desertion. 1865-1868. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". And therefore it is not strange if he promises be sometimes called commandments. He longs for God’s nearness which he knows is the only thing that satisfies the deepest longings of his heart and he wants others to come to know that joy as well. Murray.). He draws near to them by virtue of the sacrifice of Christ. To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Lord, you have searched my heart, and you know when I sit and when I stand. 1685. Psalm 119. Psalm 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. KEY VERSES ‘We thank you, O God! You guard me from the foe, and you lead me in ways everlasting. I am weak, but Thou art strong; John Trapp Complete Commentary. Just a closer walk with Thee, 1871-8. None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee. 3. 2. ר RESH. You are near, O LORD, and all your commands are reliable. Psalm 122:1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9. Who with me my burden shares? "Commentary on Psalms 119:151". Time for me will be no more; III. II. (Philippians 4:5). To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. There have been times when I have been far away, Lord, and even when I am close I could come closer still. It is deterrent to the bad, it is a help to the good. R/. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. He was experiencing the truth of what God had assured him of.