Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,

those he redeemed from trouble

and gathered in from the lands,

from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Some were sick through their sinful ways,

and because of their iniquities endured affliction;

they loathed any kind of food,

and they drew near to the gates of death.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,

and he saved them from their distress;

he sent out his word and healed them,

and delivered them from destruction.

Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,

for his wonderful works to humankind.

And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,

and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.


From Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations

Bethany College

Church, this lent

we must repent.

We have dumped the law

upon the people.

“Thou shall not,” does not save.

It prevents the wounds,

but it does not heal the slash

which will come to all flesh:

sickness, distress, destruction.

Iniquities inhere in the marrow.

All flesh is corruptible, all flesh corrupt.


Then comes the balm of the Lord

Who is good, whose steadfast love

endures forever and ever, Hallelujah!

And let’s hear an “Amen!” church.

A “so be it!” from the redeemed.

A “so be it!” from the healed.

A “Hallelujah, Amen!” for the

wondrous works God has wrought.

Name them. Proclaim them.

Tell them to the children.

Ring them, sing them, songs of joy.

In deeds of thanksgiving make them known.


So be it, Lord!

We will praise you for your wondrous works! Amen.