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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Psalm Challenge 94

When I studied 94 briefly,
it is certainly not a light subject.
A Prayer to have the wrongs righted. By God.
So when I thought of music, this tune came to mind.
Found this link on you tube by Anthony Pepitone.
Heaven's Pearls, sung by the songwriter Byron Isaacs and Amy Helm and her band et al.
We saw Amy and Byron last weekend in Burlington.
Still cannot quite believe it. So after we saw them I googled Byron because I was paranoid I spelled his name wrong when I blogged. I have been known to spell my name wrong when tired.
Byron wrote this song which was good to clarify in my mind. I thought it was some ancient Appalachian hills music. When times are tough it is good to remind yourself
there will be a pearl at the end of the trials. You do not need to be vengeful,
God will deal with it for you.
It is all part of having faith,

for the host of Psalm Challenge

note: it was easier to borrow from the internet this whole psalm so you can read it.
credits as noted (my little curious side: who gets the bible royalties?)

The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.
The Psalms

A Prayer for Vengeance
1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth;
O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself.
2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth:
render a reward to the proud.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked,
how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things?
and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD,
and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger,
and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see,
neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 Understand, ye brutish among the people:
and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?
He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct?
He that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man,
that they are vanity. 1 Cor. 3.20
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD,
and teachest him out of thy law;
13 that thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity,
until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not cast off his people,
neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness:
and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the LORD had been my help,
my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, My foot slippeth;
thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me
thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee,
which frameth mischief by a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous,
and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the LORD is my defense;
and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity,
and shall cut them off in their own wickedness;
yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Published by The American Bible Society


  1. Yes, pearls might need a long time to become. Thank you for this reminder. Thank you for your kind attention and participation very much.
    Please have a good Sunday ahead.

  2. Yes, "vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord" and I for one am perfectly happy to leave it to him! Bickering and complaining, however, are sadly all too much my own. I'm working on that. And now, I am going to take a listen to the music you've shared. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. So easy to slip into the bickering pool. Vengence however, must be left to the Great One. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a great week. Mary


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