Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Hear my cry Oh God!
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.
1 "O God, listen to my cry!
Hear my prayer!
2 From the ends of the earth,
I cry to you for help
when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
3 for you are my safe refuge,
a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
4 Let me live forever in your sanctuary,
safe beneath the shelter of your wings!Interlude
5 For you have heard my vows, O God.
You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.
6 Add many years to the life of the king!
May his years span the generations!
7 May he reign under God’s protection forever.
May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over him.
8 Then I will sing praises to your name forever
as I fulfill my vows each day."
David was only on the run for just over a week.
He must have written a song/prayer every night!
Adversity inspires artist expression.
He cried out to God.
His pain was multiplied. His life was on the line. And it was his own son that he would be fighting against!