Grandeur and Grace: God’s Transcendence and Immanence in Psalm 113

George J. Zemek | August 25, 2009

Psalm 113 is a rich treasury for all. Literarily, it is a masterpiece of semantical, syntactical, and structural development. The Spirit of God inspired this psalmist to combine beauty with bounty, resulting in a highly functional piece of art that amplifies the psalm’s theological substance and applicational summons. Liturgically, this hymn of praise has played a significant role in both Passover week and Passion week. Applicationally, it has served as a well of refreshment for needy people throughout its history. Theologically, the psalm’s message of God’s transcendence and immanence provides substance to the promise of refreshment. Today Psalm 113 continues to invite the people of God to come and drink deeply.

Vol. 1, no. 2 (Fall 1990)

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Zemek, George J.. "Grandeur and Grace: God’s Transcendence and Immanence in Psalm 113." The Master's Seminary Journal 1, no. 2 (Fall 1990): 129-48.