Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. (Psalm 29:1-2)
“Ascribing” praise to Jesus means that we worship Him, glorify Him, adore Him, and speak well of Him to ourselves and to others. Harold Lindsell rightly said: “The continual offering of praise to God requires stamina. We ought to praise Him even when we don’t feel like it. Praising Him takes away the blues and restores us to normal.” Praising Jesus is great for the soul!
Here are some ascriptions of praise that I use for meditation to decentralize myself and help me to rejoice in Christ. Maybe they will be helpful to you. I have scattered hymn stanzas in between.
This posting is Part 2 of 2. If you missed it, you can go back and read Ascribing Praise to Jesus (Part 1).
From the New Testament:
Rom 11:33-36 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.
Rom 16:25,27 Now to Him who is able to establish you by the gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ….To the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
2 Cor 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
Eph 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator, In grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before you, we kneel and adore you, We bless your holy name, glad praises we sing. (Julia Cady Cory)
Phil 2:9-11 God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
1 Tim 6:15-16 To God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Jude 1:24-25 To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
We worship you, God of our fathers, we bless you; Through life’s storm and tempest our Guide you have been. When perils overtake us, escape you will make us, And with you help, O Lord, our battles we win. (Julia Cady Cory)
Rev 1:4-6 Grace and peace to you from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father–to Him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Rev 4:8,11 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come…..You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.
Rev 5:12,13 Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!….To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!
Rev 19:1-7 Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are His judgments….Praise our God, all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great! Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory.
With voices united our praises we offer, To you, great Lord, glad anthems we raise. Your strong arm will guide us, our God is beside us, To you, our great Redeemer, for ever be praise. (Julia Cady Cory)
Go in peace, beloved. Walk with King Jesus today and be a blessing to others!