Sunday, April 19, 2009

...Thy statues are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage

"O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands."
-Psalm 63:1-4


SJ Camp said...

These verses are precious to me these days. May I suggest reading the entire Psalm and committing these first four verses to memory.

Lastly, look up this text in Spurgeon's commentary "The Treasury of David". It will take you to the depths...


Anonymous said...

My absolute favorite parts of this Psalm are verses 5and 6 - "My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food [...] when I remember You upon my bed, and meditate on You in the watches of the night." I agree...memorization of David's words in this Psalm are streams for the thirsty soul.