Psalm 17: A Re-visit

Monday of the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 28, 2020

Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we again meet Psalm 17, so …

But a new poem and song for your prayer today:

Poetry: Anxious One – Ranier Maria Rilke

I am, O Anxious One. Don't you hear my voice
surging forth with all my earthly feelings?
They yearn so high, that they have sprouted wings
and whitely fly in circles round your face.
My soul, dressed in silence, rises up
and stands alone before you: can't you see?
don't you know that my prayer is growing ripe
upon your vision as upon a tree?
If you are the dreamer, I am what you dream.
But when you want to wake, I am your wish,
and I grow strong with all magnificence
and turn myself into a star's vast silence
above the strange and distant city, Time. 

Music: Hear My Prayer by Moses Hogan, sung by Callie Day, noted for her amazing polyoctive range. And the accompanist is pretty remarkable too!

O Lord, please hear my prayer; In the morning when I rise.
—It’s your servant bound for glory. O dear Lord, please hear my prayer.
O Lord, please hear my prayer. Keep me safe within your arms.
—It’s your servant bound for glory. O dear Lord, please hear my prayer.
When my work on earth is done, And you come to take me home.
—Just to know I’m bound for glory; And to hear You say, “Well done!”
Done with sin and sorrow. Have mercy. Mercy.

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