orchidee

Sing-Song Satiation



Tune: Laudes Domini

('When morning gilds the skies')

Psalm 92 v.1-5

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It is a good thing to

Give thanks here unto you

To the Lord. here so do

And to sing praises to

Your name, LORD, ever true

Prosperities ensue

 

You most High, LORD of all

Help those who on you call

Trusting, we shall not fall

Show your loving-kindness

Your good intent to bless

You faithful, we confess

 

Show each morning and night

Through dark or daylight bright

God's grace dawns on our sight

Play instruments, ten strings

Each to you worship brings

To you creation sings

 

Take harp and lute and lyre

Inspired with holy fire

The LORD's name do admire

Play harmoniously

Sincere, melodically

Expressing praises free

 

For you LORD make me glad

Through your works, I not sad

My state not ill or bad

I will triumph, so be

In works of your hands, see

They reach even to me

 

O LORD, your works be great

Not of mere chance or fate

Nor revealed to us late

And your thoughts very deep

To us, we be your sheep

Good Shepherd, you us keep

 

Comments3

  • orchidee

    You got your harp or lute or lyre out?! Did they have them in 1066 too?!

    • Michael Edwards

      Wasn't a musician in 1066 - I was an out-of-work spud peeler - on the dole until Sir Walter discovered them.

      • orchidee

        I wish he had not discovered tobacco!

      • 1 more comment

      • Fay Slimm

        A lovely read of your prayer-poem and thank you for sharing it Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Fay. I heard 'bells ring out over hill and dale', as one line of the original hymn says.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good one Orchi.
          Never played a harp though.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Gold. You got your lute or lyre out then?!



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