Psalm 58 asks us some hard questions:
- ARE your minds set upon righteousness, O ye congregation: and do ye judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men?
In my poetic response to the psalm I take this opening verse as a prompt for self examination and to bring before God the gap between my practice and my prayer. As always you can hear me read the psalm by clicking on the play button or the title.
These poems will all be gathered together and published on January 30th under the title David’s Crown. I am just working on the proofs now and there is already an amazon page for the book if you wish to pre-order it Here
And even here I’ll sing, for day is dawning,
Although I know some of my deeds are dark.
The psalmist asks hard questions, and the yawning
Gap between my prayer and practice, work
And words, has been exposed in scripture’s light.
Where have I set my mind? How do I shirk
The good work he has given me? The right
Way is always open, do I follow?
Or do I stop my ears? Or make some slight
Progress at a snail’s pace, my hollow
Protestations shown for what they are
Even as I make them? Come and hallow
My poor ground again, come and repair
The ruin of my efforts to do well,
The breach between my practice and my prayer.
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