Sunday, February 5, 2012

Everybody clap and sing

For PsalmChallenge, hosted by Robert Geiss in Athens, here is Psalm 47.
For the leader. Of the Korahites. A psalm.

2. All peoples, clap hands, shout to God with the sound of joyous praise.

3. For the LORD is Most High, awesome, a great king above all the earth.

4. He subjects peoples beneath us, setting nations beneath our feet.
5. He chooses for us our heritage, the Splendor-of-Jacob, whom He loved. Selah.

6. God has risen high, amidst shouting; the LORD, amidst the blasts of the horn.

7. Sing, to God, sing; sing, to our king, sing;
8. for the king of all the earth is God; sing a hymn.

9. God has become king above the nations; God has sat upon His holy throne.
10. The princes of the peoples have gathered, the people of Abraham’s God; for God’s are the guardians of the earth. He has been raised very high.

Rabbi Benjamin Segal's translation is literal, he says, "to allow readers to appreciate repeated metaphors."
1. A Christian group from abroad in praise at the Western Wall Plaza.
2. A busker playing the didgeridoo, Mamilla Mall, Jerusalem.
3. Sunday's hymn numbers (for the Arabic-speaking congregation), St. George's Cathedral.
4. From the Psalms series of windows at Hechal Shlomo.


Anonymous said...

As always I enjoy your photo illustrations that so remarkably bring the Psalms to life...thank you Dina!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful illustrated to this text. Lovely pictures Dina!

Hope you have a blessed week ahead:-)

Sara said...

I like this translation very much.

Great photos for the words too...I've never seen such an organized group outside the Western Wall like that in your first photo. What are they doing?

Anonymous said...

It might indeed be light and sound, that is able to unite humankind.

Thank you very much for your kind participation and these interesting pictures.

Please have a good new week ahead and please join again soon.

Cloudia said...

Good to read, and see. And LOVED the shadows yesterday too, Dina

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mirae said...

hello beautiful Dina,
oh this is a beautiful presentation oh the rose coloured stone infused with god's light, the people rejoicing and the beautiful stained glass windows depicting the hands.
hands have to be the most expressive to draw or paint.I love to draw them in my own abstract way. they often dominate my drawings.they give and receive and construct and pray.
ah the didgeridoo-that is nostalgic for me to see.
when I busk my verse during the poetry festival every year there used to be artists from australia that would come and sell them here but they haven't come for years.
what better way than to announce the joy of the lord.
yes the only way to celebrate life and light is through joy.
thankyou for this beautiful masterpeice.
have a beautiful day.

Louis la Vache said...

Dina, you do such a fabulous job of weaving threads together for your posts, this Psalm post being a fine example. It is always a delight to see what you've come up with!

Reader Wil said...

Great photos chosen for this psalm.
How wonderful to have a digeridoo player around!
Thanks for your congratulations!

VP said...

An eclectic assortment of images and... sounds!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Remarkable photos for some more remarkable text.