And as I meditate on these words both day and night, I lift up my voice as part of this melodious song.
And these songs are inspiring me. And so I am creating and worshiping through these age old poems.
Over the next few weeks and months, I hope to make several of these pieces, each representing a part of a Psalm that is meaningful to me. I hope they inspire you to sing your part in this heavenly chorus.
Although I have already posted one or two others, this piece is truly the first, based on Psalm 1. I learned the King James version of this Psalm, and so I have adapted it on the piece, but the original is below.
The hard parts ("ungodly shall perish" and such) of the Psalms were always difficult for me to handle and pray, but recently I read that these parts should be read as a cry for justice. A voice pleading for the evil to be overcome. And there is evil in the world. And so now I enjoy many of those "harder parts", understanding them as a prayer for Love to win.
Psalm 1 (KJV)
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.