Sunday, October 28, 2012

"In the day of my trouble . . ."

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Psalm 77 today, for PsalmChallege at Daily Athens Photo.

 To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.




1  I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me.
2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.
3 I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints. [Selah] 
4 Thou dost hold my eyelids from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I consider the days of old, I remember the years long ago.
6 I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and search my spirit:
7 "Will the Lord spurn for ever, and never again be favorable?
8 Has his steadfast love for ever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?
9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?" [Selah]




10 And I say, "It is my grief that the right hand of the Most High has changed."
11 I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD; yea, I will remember thy wonders of old.
12 I will meditate on all thy work, and muse on thy mighty deeds. 

13 Thy way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?
14 Thou art the God who workest wonders, who hast manifested thy might among the peoples.
15 Thou didst with thy arm redeem thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. [Selah] 
16 When the waters saw thee, O God, when the waters saw thee, they were afraid, yea, the deep trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; thy arrows flashed on every side.
18 The crash of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; thy lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
19 Thy way was through the sea, thy path through the great waters; yet thy footprints were unseen.
20 Thou didst lead thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. 
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Translation: RSV Revised Standard Version, 1971

Photos:
"HaNavi Yehezkel" (The Prophet Ezekiel), by Alla Grinberg, Mamilla Mall, 2011

"Tefila -- The Prayer," by Sam Phillipe, Mamilla Mall, 2011
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7 comments:

'Tsuki said...

Those statues are very impressive ! I like on the first one how the prophet seems to walk on a shape of heart.

I look foward to see you leaving a comment on mine :

http://lunedemaledaumon.blogspot.fr/2012/10/psalmchallenge-77.html

Robert Geiss said...

Always love the words of Ezekiel. Yes, praying helps and worked many times for me.

Thank you for your kind participation very much. Please have a good new week ahead.

Gerry Snape said...

love this psalm! thankyou

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the statues - how different their styles.

VP said...

A couple of quite expressive statues, but my favorite is the first one.

Sara said...

Prophets and prayers...your photos say it all, Dina.

Spiderdama said...

Think I like statue no 2 best, little sad, but great work. Fits well to this psalm.

Wish you a blessed week Dina:-)