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‘…the voice of my weeping…’ (1)

In captivity in Babylon, with Zion just a memory, the people of God longed for their proper home; the frustration of alienation drove them to tears. “By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There … Continue reading

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I lift up my eyes….the LORD watches over you…. Psalm 121 (3).

In this third and final (for now) comment on Psalm 121 I want to risk sharing a few thoughts that could be easily labelled ‘half-baked’. Researching this psalm and all the ‘Songs of Ascent’ (Psalms 120-134) a theme emerged that … 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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