Psalm 78:1–7 (Listen)
Tell the Coming Generation
A Maskil1 of Asaph.
78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
5 He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
6 that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
7 so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
Hymn: TLH 629 :
Let Children Hear the Mighty Deeds
1. Let children hear the mighty deeds
Which God performed of old,
Which in our younger days we saw,
And which our fathers told.
2. So make to them his glories known,
His works of power and grace;
And we’ll convey his wonders down
Through every rising race.
3. Our lips shall tell them to our sons,
And they again to theirs
That generations yet unborn
May teach them to their heirs.
4. Oh, teach them with all diligence
The truths of god’s own Word,
To place in him their confidence,
To fear and trust their Lord.
5. To learn that in our god alone
Their hope securely stands,
That they may never doubt his love
But walk in his commands.