Your word tells me Lord there are none who even compares…
there are none to be Your equal found throughout man’s affairs,
mercy is found where your servant calls You… You know his name,
no capricious god are You, Your works are marvelous to acclaim,
no deeds can rival… devotion brings one to rest, beside us peace,
You are forgiving, abounding in love, salvation brings true release,
when we trust, really trust, in You and You alone, You we’ll worship,
You leave no nagging doubts to Your Kingdom come, Your Lordship,
from nothing, chaos, and You spoke creation in… to be,
and what is here, now, is so staggering to experience… to see,
so great is Your love You have spared me from earthen grave
I am humbled to know You love me and came to earth to save
each person that would call on Your precious name, so dear,
to know You will answer us and the message to be quite clear.
11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
35 Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?
8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
21 Tell ye, and bring them near ; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour ; there is none beside me.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said , None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
If there has ever been sound reason for man to seek God, it should be because it is He, Our God [should we claim Him as our own], whom is ‘the Almighty one‘ and none other. Must we hit ‘rock bottom’ before we think to acknowledge Him… I pray it not so- this is when many will come to call out for God’s help. Better to realize we cannot do anything without God being there already!
return . . . for–The antecedent redemption is the ground of, and motive to, repentance. We do not repent in order that He may redeem us, but because He hath redeemed us ( Zechariah 12:10 , Luke 24:47 , Acts 3:18Acts 3:19 ). He who believes in his being forgiven cannot but love ( Luke 7:43Luke 7:47 ).
servant–in a collective sense, for the prophets in general, who foretold the return from Babylon; answering to “His messengers” (plural, in the parallel clause) [MAURER]. Antitypically, and ultimately, Messiah, who is the consummating embodiment of all the prophets and messengers of God ( Malachi 3:1, Matthew 21:34,Matthew 21:36,Matthew 21:37, John 10:36 ); hence the singular,”His servant.”
counsel–predictions; prophets’ counsels concern the future (compare “counsellor,” Isaiah 41:28 ).
all my pleasure–so Messiah ( Isaiah 42:1 , 53:10 ). This is the first time Cyrus is named expressly; and that, a hundred fifty years before the time when in 550 B.C. he began his reign. The name comes from the Persian khorschid, “the sun”; kings often taking their names from the gods; the sun was worshipped as a god in Persia.
saying–rather, “and that saith”; construed with God, not with Cyrus. God’s word is instantaneously efficient in accomplishing His will.
for me–It is FOR GOD that all things exist and take place ( Revelation 4:11 ).
[The concept of ‘the servant Lord‘ is taking hold in Afghanistan today, and it is found as strange a thing, in concept, as any other- being so contrary to ‘the Warlord’ they are accustomed to. To yield power in strength at bay, in order to preserve life instead of taking it!]
From Rose Publishing/Aspire Press comes ‘How to pronounce the 21 Names of God in Hebrew (Audio MP3).’
Images from here.