Psalm 5:7-12 7 But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple. 8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me. 9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with […]
Hymn of the Week: Jesus, Lover of My Soul, By Charles Wesley (1740) Famous Tune by Joseph Parry (Aberystwyth) What makes a good hymn? Or more to the point, what makes a GREAT hymn? I was describing to a friend this week what a good hymn can mean to me. In some ways hymns […]
Psalm 4:1-8 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. As Psalm of David. 1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long […]
Psalm 3 Sighs and Shouts when the Stakes are raised! A Psalm of praise sung from a seemingly impossible situation. “The enemies who appear so often in the psalter are always trying to undermine the psalmists trust in God, or more exactly the psalmist sees their political or personal hostility as a test of his […]
1-3 – the unshakeable confidence of arrogant men 1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, 3 ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.’ A Christian will always live and work […]
For the next few months The Minster is going to be going through the book of Psalms together.