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March 31st, 2007


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11:48 am - Daily Reading
Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.

They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.
Selah

Look upon our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.
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From:jhall1
Date:March 31st, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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That's beautiful. (And I say that as an atheist.)
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 1st, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Isn't it? The Psalms include some of the loveliest poetry in existance, and this is an elegant translation of this particular psalm.
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From:whitemartyr
Date:March 31st, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Mmm. Yes. That is wonderful. Praise the Lord!

And now I have that song in my head... nice! :)

*hugs* Finish your scenes!!

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