Daily Devotion 29th July 2018

1 Have mercy on me, Lord;
to you my soul holds fast.
Your cov’ring wings will shelter me
until the danger’s past.

2 I cry to God Most High,
to God who answers me,
For he fulfils his purposes
for me most perfectly.

3 He sends his help from heaven
and saves me from above,
Rebuking those who seek my life;
God sends his truth and love.

4 I live with savage beasts,
I dwell with lions strong—
With men who speak with piercing words;
a sharp sword is their tongue.

5 Above the highest heavens,
O God, exalted be!
And over all the earth below
display your majesty.

6 My soul was overwhelmed;
they spread a net for me.
But they themselves fell in the pit
which they dug secretly.

7 My heart is steadfast, Lord;
with music I will sing.
8 Awake, my soul! Wake, harp and lyre!
My song the dawn will bring.

9 Among the nations, Lord,
to you I will give praise.
Among the peoples of the earth
my songs of you I’ll raise.

10 Great is your steadfast love,
which reaches to the sky.
Your constant faithfulness, O Lord,
extends to heaven high.

11 Above the highest heavens,
O God, exalted be!
And over all the earth below
display your majesty.

You can hear a Free Church of Scotland congregation sing this to the tune Denis here.

You can hear another contemporary version of this Psalm to the tune How Deep the Father’s Love for us here – it’s rather impressive.

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