Lord, we praise You for loving presence with us at all times, day and night, and for comfort we can experience knowing that You are always watching over us. © 2020 American Choral Directors Association. And if I do lift up mine eyes,what beauteous face, what refuge from disaster,what old beloved place?God is a tree on the mooninside us. Where is my God? The professional networking site for the global online choral community. line. The scene is We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. poisonous explosive bringing “numberless dead” floating before our By Andy Graham 1st June 2020 Reflections. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. This horrifying image instantly shifts the poem’s tone. Where will I find help? Birds cant their headsto ask if this is the tree they remember, if the refugeefinds refuge, truly.Steam rises off the pond; or is ita cordite fog, the numberless dead floating like liliesin its breath. I hang out in space… then suddenly fall deep “inside” myself with the next line. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Then as the Psalm progresses we have this wonderful image of the Lord watching over us at all time. Those are performed by a mass group of musicians with Paul McCreesh and his recording of that masterpiece in English. Now Psalm 121’s I recall how the Lord is explicitly our “refuge” in numerous Content © 1999 - 2020 Center For Religious Humanism. Share. ‘The Lord watches over you…’ (Psalm 121:5). Each Morning and Evening Prayer includes two psalms. The poem then moves into images of blossoms, rain, and birds A reflection on Psalm 121 in words and pictures. No Comments; 0 ‘The Lord watches over you…’ (Psalm 121:5) Read Psalm 121 The fifteen Psalms from 120 to 134 form a self-contained group and at one time may have been a ‘book’ in their own right. and further away than this: I pause a long time over these wild words. These cookies do not store any personal information. He will neither slumber nor sleep and will shield us at all times. The opening is familiar: I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? Birds cant their heads to ask if this is the tree they remember, if the refugee finds refuge, truly. For a look at the CD” used and a complete list of music heard, go to the blog of WWW.GOINGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 2525. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Rather, he speaks hyperbolically to celebrate the overarching and faithful care of God. They are all short Psalms and each one illustrates a great sense of love and reverence for Zion and the Temple itself and a desire for peace and prosperity for Jerusalem and the people of Israel. I think of that line again as blossoms blow with rain. Our loneliness, beyond all hunger,says we must.This is the refuge toward which allthe frightened and expelled movewith breathless care, as if they might spillthemselves. My help shall come from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Reflections on Psalm 121 Psalms 121 (Contemporary English Version) (A song for worship.) The LORD is your protector, and he won't go to sleep or let you stumble. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. This search of Psalm 121 comes to a conclusion with “If With All Your Hearts” , “Lift Thine eyes to The Mountains” and finally “Then Shall Your Light Shine Forth”, all three compositions being part of the famous Oratorio “Elijah” by Mendelssohn. us. Read Psalm 121 © 2020 Bendochy Parish Church linked with Coupar Angus Abbey Church. Psalm 121 June 02, 2020.

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