Saturday, 22 January 2011

Psalms Challenge, Psalm 4

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King David is surrounded by enemies and helpless, and prays for God's help.

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good?
LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:
for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Velen zeggen: ‘Wie maakt ons gelukkig?’ –
HEER, laat het licht van uw gelaat over ons schijnen.
In u vindt in mijn hart meer vreugde
dan zij in hun koren en wijn.

In vrede leg ik mij neer
en meteen slaap ik in,
want u, HEER, laat mij wonen
in een vertrouwd en veilig huis.

The verses from Psalm 4 are contributed to Robert's new PsalmsChallenge meme at Daily Athens. To read more psalms click on Robert


Dina said...

Oh, a lovely picture of help and protection.

Michele said...

Beautiful! Wonderful post, my friend...

Pat - Arkansas said...

You met the challenge, Wil. Your photo and the Psalm are perfect together.

George said...

I like the photo you used to illustrate this Psalm. Very appropriate.

Vicki Lane said...

A lovely pairing.

Sara said...

How did you convince that beautiful little bird to sit in you hand? A wonderful illustration of trust!

Spiderdama said...

Great picture!! Just lovely:-)

Anonymous said...

It must be of great joy being able to share life, safety that close to nature. Never lived by me so far. Thank you for your participation, which suits very good the words. Please have a wonderful new week and join again soon.

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Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks Wil. In today's world, I often feel like King David and need reassurance.
Wonderful photo.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Sweet birdy, happy to see your blog agaian, greetings from JoAnn Holland

Anonymous said...

Although i am not a religious person i can appreciate the fine writing that goes into a great many of these prayers/psalms.
It's clear religious belief has contributed some fantastic artistry

SandyCarlson said...

Perfect! And thank you.