Wednesday, April 8, 2015

40 Days of Chant, Psalm 36

I was not able to finish the last five chants during Holy Week; so I am trying to finish them now.  It was an amazing lenten discipline and I look forward to reflect on the ways it has changed me.  Also, I believe I'll take up the forty in Lent 2016.  Anyway, here is the chant for Psalm 36.

1There is a voice of rebellion deep in the heart of the wicked; *
    there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2He flatters himself in his own eyes *
    that his hateful sin will not be found out.
3The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; *
    he has left off acting wisely and doing good.
4He thinks up wickedness upon his bed
and has set himself in no good way; *
    he does not abhor that which is evil.
5Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, *
    and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; *
    you save both man and beast, O LORD.
7How priceless is your love, O God! *
    your people take refuge under the
                     shadow of your wings.
8They feast upon the abundance of your house; *
    you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9For with you is the well of life, *
    and in your light we see light.
10Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, *
    and your favor to those who are true of heart.
11Let not the foot of the proud come near me, *
    nor the hand of the wicked push me aside.
12See how they are fallen, those who work wickedness! *
    they are cast down and shall not be able to rise.

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