Hopeful Help

Tune: Monks Gate

('He who would valiant be')


Psalm 40 v.1-2

I did patiently wait

Here for the LORD, great

Was His help unto me

He looked, did me see

And He did hear my cry

To me He did draw night

Brought me from horror pit

Upon rock I sit


Psalm 40 v.5

Many, O LORD God, they be

Your wonders I see

The works which you have done

They be fine, each one

Your thoughts that are toward

Us, we cannot, our LORD

Count them, if we did try

We cannot descry (describe them all)


Psalm 41 v.10-11

Show, LORD, to me mercy

Raise me, and me free

From my troubles, so be

I quench enemy

Which taunt me, seek my ill

And wish plans to fulfil

They shall not o'ercome me

For you my LORD be


Psalm 42 v.5

Why you cast down, my soul?

The LORD makes you whole

Why disquieted within?

Hope in God herein

For you shall yet Him praise

He shall help you, upraise

His countenance on you

Be shown you anew


Psalm 43 v.3

Send out your truth and light

Dispelling the night

Let them lead me unto

Your holy hill view

And to your dwelling place

Where we your merits trace

Tabernacles of grace

For all of each race




    Thanks STEVE ~ Your Psalm based ODES are always a Blessing to me ! I have paraphrased PSALM £ today as promised ~ and dedicated it to you in appreciation of you daily dose of Spiritual "Syrup of Figs" to keep us HOLY ! Love the HYMN always a fave at my School Assemblies

    We had a parody .................... !
    HE Would valiant be
    Gainst all disaster
    Now he lies in Ward "C"
    Both legs in PLASTER !

    O to be a carefree Schoolboy again
    Minding my speak & speaking my mind


    • orchidee

      Thanks Brian. We had the original hymn during Communion today. Bit strange. It sort of shattered the peace a bit. Good tune though!

      • orchidee

        Syrup of figs? They give you the...………..trots!

      • Heartwriter

        I really enjoy your poems. They are so uplifting. Thanks.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Heart.

        • w c

          "...tabernacles of grace for all of each race"- to me that says it all. Thanks for helping me get grounded today!

          • orchidee

            Thanks w c. How was you not grounded then?!

          • Laura🌻

            If we have Light and truth, we’re just fine!

            Thank you for your daily posting!
            Always comforting!


            • orchidee

              Thanks Laura.

            • Christina8

              Very nice and comforting write!

              • orchidee

                Thanks Christina.

              • FineB

                Thanks Orchidee.

                A lovely and spiritually uplifting poem.

                Keep writing

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Fine.

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