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Psalm 62:5-12 January 24, 2015

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For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah (5-8)

This is one of my favorite set of verses, even more so after singing Mary Lynn Lightfoot’s choral anthem* a few times over the years. I often find myself singing the words as a prayer of praise when I walk in my yard or other peaceful place.

Here are a couple of links to the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIWes484B7E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qExhuhd2ZrY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The piece is composed by choral writer Mary Lynn Lightfoot.  The lyrics are based on Psalm 62:5-7.  Here is the opening choral statement:  “For God alone, my soul waits in silence.  He is my rock and my salvation.  He is my fortress, I shall not be shaken.  In thy light we see light!  O send out thy light, send out thy truth!”  The mysterious sounding melodic material and minor key add to the intensity of this anthem as the mood builds to proclaim the promise: that with God’s help our faith can remain strong against all odds.

~ Clark Williamson, director of Music Ministries, Abilene, KS First United Methodist Church

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