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Hear the word of the lord

Summer in the Psalms Series – Psalm 107

Pastor Lloyd Ashworth
In October 1829 the ‘Lady Holland’ ship left England for India, and onboard was a missionary from Scotland called Alexander Duff – a good Presbyterian he was! Rounding the Cape of Good Hope on February 13th 1830 the ship struck rocks and it was feared all on board would be lost. It was night and a few onboard managed to clamber aboard a lifeboat and head to what they thought was the shoreline. In the morning they gathered remnants of the ship which washed up on the beach, looking for luggage and valuables. But everything had been swept away including many books Duff had been taking to India to start a library. But later than morning just two books washed up onto the shore, Alexander Duff's bible and a book of Psalms and he opened it to Psalm 107 “Some went down to the sea in ships – v28 then they cried to the Lord in their distress and He delivered them from their distress.” The Psalm opens… V1 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his faithful love endures forever.
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