Thursday, July 07, 2005

Psalm for London

For our friends in London and the United Kingdom, because there is truly nothing new under the sun:

Psalm 64

Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;
preserve my life from the dread enemy.
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked
from the scheming of evildoers,
who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows,
shooting from ambush at the blameless;
they shoot suddenly and without fear.
They hold fast to their evil purpose;
they talk of laying snares secretly,
thinking, "Who can see us?
Who can search out our crimes?
We have thought out a cunningly conceived plot."
For the human heart and mind are deep.

But God will shoot his arrow at them;
they will be wounded suddenly.
Because of their tongue he will bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake with horror.
Then everyone will fear;
they will tell what God has brought about,
and ponder what he has done.

Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him.
Let all the upright in heart glory.

2 comments:

Songbird said...

Thanks for that.

Kathryn said...

It has been so wonderful for those of us on this side of the Pond to read the prayers and loving concern of our friends...Thank you all,-it has made such a difference.