Contemporary psalms

Shout!, Psalm, Isaiah 58 — Duncan Wilson, UK

‘Shout as loud as you can’, says God. ‘Remind my people about their sins! Every day they come to worship, eager for my ways, wanting to follow my laws. It gives them pleasure, so they say. But then they complain, asking why they should fast when it produces no favours, as though I am ignoring […]

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Psalm 111, Call to Worship — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, UK

adapted from various translations Praise the Eternal One! Hallelujah! I will give thanks to God with my whole heart. Right here as this gathered community, let us voice our praise. God is gracious and merciful, full of loving compassion. The works of God are faithful and just. God liberates humanity — indeed all creation! God […]

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Psalm 36 renewed – Duncan Wilson UK

Epiphany 2, Year C Your love reaches as high as the heavens, your faithfulness, wide as the bright blue skies. Your goodness soars to the mountain peaks, your justice fathoms the depths of the sea. All your creatures find rest in your shade. How precious your constant love! How safe the protection of your wing. […]

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Psalm 8 Interpreted — Jim Burklo, USA

O dear One whose name is more than a name whose power I cannot tame O dear One I look into the sky, brushed with streaks of pink and orange at the dawn And am reduced to babytalk — ohhhh, wow…. I gaze at mountain ranges, parapets of stone And remember how puny is my […]

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Psalm 23, Call to Worship — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

Inspired by Psalm 23 Lectionary: Lent 4A, Easter 4 ABC, Proper 23 A, Proper 11 B God is our shelter, protection, and guide. We want for nothing, and we will practice thanksgiving! God invites us to places of peace and beauty where wildflowers bloom and mountain streams flow. God will restore us, and we will […]

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