Sunday, 10 February 2008

Psalter: Week 1 - Sunday

Today we have part of Psalm 63. The gospel recalls the forty day and forty nights spent by Jesus in the desert being tempted by Satan.

O God, you are my God, for you I long;
for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory.

For you love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.

On my bed I remember you.
On you I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.

Happy Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Thankyou Peter!

John the organist said...

I like the Marty Haugen setting of this psalm!