Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vows

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A nice Psalm 61 for Robert's weekly PsalmChallenge at Daily Athens Photo, centered in Athens, where fateful elections are currently in full swing.

1. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

2. Hear, O God, my supplication; heed my prayer.
3. From the end of the earth to You I call; when my heart is faint, lead me to a rock high above me.
4. For indeed You have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of an enemy.
5. I would dwell in Your tent forever, take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

6. For indeed You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given an inheritance (to) those who fear Your name.
7. Add days to the days of the king; may his years be from generation to generation;
8. may he ever dwell before the face of God; appoint steadfast love to guard him.

9. So I will sing Your name in hymns eternally, as I fulfill my vows day after day.
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Photos:
A stringed King David statue exhibited at Mamilla Mall last year.
Franciscan friars and two nuns pray before the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
By candlelight a nun sings the prayers.
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Today's translation is by Rabbi Benjamin Segal.
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6 comments:

Birdman said...

I like this candle-lit page.

Robert Geiss said...

Great piece of art the first picture indeed. Wonderful as well the last one.
Thank you very much for your kind participation and these nice images. Please have a good new week ahead.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love your pictures, Dina.

JM said...

The bottom shot is just wonderful. Great job, Dina! Also like King David sculpture very much.

Giancarlo said...

felice settimana a Te...ciao

Sara said...

I like Rabbi Segal's translations, and he always has very interesting comments too.