Sunday, 6 February 2011

Psalms Challenge, Psalm 6

 
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MONUMENT IN MEMORIAM OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE JAPANESE CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND OUTSIDE.


Turn, LORD, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
AMONG THE DEAD NO ONE PROCLAIMS YOUR NAME.
WHO PRAISES YOU FROM THE GRAVE?

Keer weder, HEERE, red mijn ziel;
verlos mij, om Uwer goedertierenheid wil.
WANT DODEN NOEMEN UW NAAM NIET MEER!
WIE IN HET DODENRIJK KAN U NOG LOVEN?


The verses from Psalm 6 are contributed to Robert's new PsalmsChallenge meme at Daily Athens. To read more psalms click on Robert

14 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

That is a powerful and moving sculpture. Thanks for sharing the photo, Wil.

George said...

What a wonderful photograph to go with this verse. Thanks for sharing both.

ρομπερτ said...

An entry that takes away breath, yet returns it as well, as there's hope to be felt, for life being stronger.

Thank you very much for your participation.

Please have you all a wonderful Sunday.

Vicki Lane said...

Very personal for you, I'm sure. Lovely words.

So glad your daughter was spared the cyclone!

Spiderdama said...

A very strong picture to this tekst.
Wish you wonderful evening:-)

Arkansas Patti said...

Such a painful monument to view. I know how strong your feelings are.
I never knew a survivor personally but have read a lot about it.
A sad time in history.

Dina said...

Very very strong, the monument, the verses, and your connection of them.

Kay said...

Man's inhumanity to man is such a tragedy. When will we all ever be able to rise above our failings as a species.

Sara said...

Very powerfully pictured. Yes, and there are so many dead...how long, O Lord, how long?

Arkansas Patti said...

I'm pretty sure you heard my gasp of dismay over there as I read your comment.
I do hope you are all right. What a scary thing Wil.
Please stay safe.

katney said...

I have seen sculptures in other similar memorials. Always a reminder of the futility of war.

Inger-M said...

A very powerful picture! Thanks for sharing it.
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I lived in Rotterdam from January-June of 1981, and worked at the Norwegian Seamen's Church in Het Park. Loved the city!

Robin said...

What a powerful and thought-provoking sculpture, thank you for sharing it.

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Glennis said...

Powerful and meaningful words and photo. They go well together.