Monthly Archives: May 2012

…still singing, after all these years.

In Psalm 138 as in Psalm 46 God’s love that never fails is assured in ‘troubles’. It is the love of God who is exalted ‘above all things’, for ‘the lowly’ who by grace bow towards him. He stoops in … Continue reading

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Psalm 138.

Of David. I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for … Continue reading

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Psalm 46. “….at break of day.”

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD…. “My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning…” Psalm 130:1,6. Out of deep troubles we call and wait. Oceans of trouble, rise and fall every … Continue reading

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Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains … Continue reading

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In Babylon?

“Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.” There are some fine versions of this old negro spiritual on the internet. I was asked on Sunday, incidentally, how Mothers Day was for me. It struck me then that although I had … Continue reading

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Psalm 137

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one … Continue reading

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