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"For the Word of God is alive and active. 
sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and
attitudes of the heart. 
(Hebrews 4:12  NIV)




The Lord Is Close    Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.
and saves those who are crushed in spirit


The Lord Is Nigh    Psalm 34:18 (KJV)

The Lord is nigh unto them (xxx)
that are of a broken heart; (xxx)
and saveth such as be (xxx)
of a contrite spirit. (x)


The Lord Establishes    Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps.


A Man's Heart    Proverbs 16:9 (KJV)

A man's heart deviseth his way:
 but the Lord directeth his steps.


For My Thoughts    Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)

For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways,
saith the Lord, saith the Lord. 
For as the heavens are higher,
higher than the earth, so are My ways
higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.


All Things    Romans 8:28 (KJV)

And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to His purpose.


Steps     Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one,
the steps of the one who delights in Him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with His hand.


The Lord Upholdeth Him     Psalm 37:23-24 (KJV)

The steps of a good man
are ordered by the Lord:
and He delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall
not be utterly cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth him
with His hand.


Seven Times    Proverbs 24:16 (NIV)

for though the righteous fall seven times,
they rise again, but the
wicked stumble when calamity strikes.


A Just Man    Proverbs 24:16 (KJV)

For a just man falleth seven times,
and riseth up again, and riseth up again:
but the wicked shall fall into mischief.


Do Not Gloat     Micah 7:8 (NIV)

Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
Do not gloat over me!
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.


Rejoice Not Against Me    Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy:
Rejoice not against me.  when I fall,
I shall arise; when I sit in darkness,
the Lord shall be a light unto me.


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Please tell us your favorite Bible verse
and maybe we will write a song for YOU  !!

Ralph Merrifield


All these songs were written for the
"Songs In The Night Summer Challenge",

a wonderful Bible memorization program
developed by Scripture Memory Fellowship

Our "Scripture Song Index"
contains many other songs written for this purpose.


All songs copyright 2020, Ralph Merrifield.
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

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