Mercy and Judgment in Nature
Psalm 101:1-8
I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, will I sing.…

Never shall I forget the terrible sublimity of the scene around me, when in the heart of the icy solitudes of the Alps, in the innermost shrine of one of nature's most stupendous temples, amid stupendous precipices, lofty spires of rock, towering domes of everlasting snow. But the scene that struck me most in the landscape was the glaciers, which filled with their rigid, ghastly masses every gorge around. Amid these was a bright little garden of Alpine flowers, blooming on the very borders of the ice, which eloquently spoke to me of the greatness and goodness of the Creator, the life and death, the joy and sorrow, the blight that destroys, and the blessing that renews, are so mysteriously blent on this earth of ours. On the one hand the glaciers were grinding down the mountains, and the Alpine flowers were healing scars which she inflicted. The terrible majesty and love of God, His mercy and judgment were there, as they ever are, if we could only see it, side by side.

(Hugh Macmillan, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: {A Psalm of David.} I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

WEB: I will sing of loving kindness and justice. To you, Yahweh, I will sing praises.

Mercy and Judgment a Subject for Praise
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