Category: Songs of Gladness, Songs of Pain

Beyond the Heavens

Beyond the Heavens

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O God your glory

Is beyond the majesty of the heavens

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Yet little children dance

And sing to your praise

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You created the galaxies

Expanding to infinity

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Yet made us mortal

Human beings

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Spiritual

Yet formed in flesh

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Created from dust

Yet called

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To a divine destiny

In eternity

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O God your glory is beyond

The majesty of the heavens

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And is beyond

All imagination.

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My Spirit Drinks Deep

Another phrase

Finds me out

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Just a few

Words are enough

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For thought

To be inspired

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And my spirit

Drinks deep

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From the waters

Of life

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That never

Run dry.

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Inspired by Psalm 1, this poem comes from “Songs of Gladness, Songs of Pain”,  a modern rendering of twenty-nine different Psalms, ancient texts that speak of human struggle to understand and relate to God.

Like the Psalms, these poems seek to understand evil and violence in the world, searching for peace and meaning, searching for joy and gladness in the midst of pain.

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The Shield

 

I have been surrounded by foes
and know what it means
for their tongues to be sharp as knives
and bitter as arrows

You were a shield around me, Lord
for I knew you were
God-ever-with-me, God-on-my-side
God-my-supporter-and-protector

So I sleep and wake to find
the new day’s prayers on my mind
deepening ever in my heart
my soul’s preparation for the next assault.

 

3. shield Ps 3 SOG