day 52 – put a psalm in my heart

Today we complete our reading of the longest psalm (Psalm 119.145-176) and the words of songs old and new spring to mind.

“… you teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word …” (vs. 171b-172a)

This morning we read Psalm 119.145-152. “… you are near, Lord …” (vs. 151a)

Nearer, still nearer, close to thy heart,
Draw me my Savior, so precious thou art;
Fold me, O fold me, close to thy breast;
Shelter me safe, in that haven of rest.

At noon we read Psalm 109.153-168. “Great peace have those who love your law …” (vs. 165a)

Peace, perfect peace,
in this dark world of sin:
the blood of Jesus
whispers peace within.

This evening we read Psalm 119.169-176. “May my tongue sing of your word … Let me live that I may praise you …” (vs. 172a,175a)

I sing praises to your name, O Lord,
Praises to your name, O Lord;
For your name is great,
and greatly to be praised.