Sunday, May 20, 2007

Psalm for a Spring Sunday

Psalm 8
The Glory of the Lord In Creation
To the Chief Musician. On the Instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You have made him to have dominion over
the works of Your hands;

You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen—
Even the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Pictures taken yesterday on an early morning walk along the river near our home. I was overwhelmed by the beauty around me.

8 comments:

  1. What a nice way to start the day.

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  2. Beautiful photos-Thanks for the psalm-I was out birding during church-so this will be my church session for this morning.

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  3. This series of pictures are lovely.
    Yes, Ruth - On a few occasions I have experienced the transport that you did when encountering the wonder and beauty of creation. Precious, holy moments.

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  4. I've been blessed by a few of these holy moments too. Thanks for the reminder to look for them and be open to them too.

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  5. Ruth--one Sunday my husband was liturgist at our church & had to read this psalm--he chose to read from the KJV (we usually use New RSV). He began crying, not greatly but just a bit, overwhelmed at the beauty of the psalm. He did get through it, but was very emotionally moved.

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  6. Thank you all for your comments. There is no doubt that nature is a wonderful sanctuary for worship. I find the scriptures come to life outdoors.

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