Sunday, March 17, 2019

Psalm 46

At a seminar yesterday one of the leaders told us about this website that has a bunch of Psalms put to music. I was interested in that especially because I've been trying to memorize Psalm 46 and not getting very far. Memorizing used to be a snap for me, but no more. The website is called Bifrost.Arts. Here is a link to Psalm 46: https://bifrostartsmusic.bandcamp.com/track/psalm-46-featuring-chelsey-scott. I listened to it a bunch of times and already have gotten further in my memorization. Music really helps!

I like the chorus at the end a lot. Be still. And know. That I. Am God. The image I see is someone sitting still, with their head down, singing slowly and quietly: Be still. And know. That I. Am God. Over and over. Then slowly, as her heart is filled with that love, her head lifts and her singing becomes more melodic. She even gets up and skips a little. Be still and know-ow that I. Am God. Then, Be still and know-ow-ow that I am God. Then she is joined by others and they all sing together. Be still, and know, that I, am God.

Psalm 46


For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging,

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.


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