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Psallite Deo

Lyrics of a song in my Taize CD "Wait for the Lord":

GIVE THANKS to the Lord for He is good. Psallite deo, psallite!
For His love endures forever. Alleluia, alleluia!
Let the house of Aaron all proclaim, Psallite deo, psallite!
His love endures forever. Alleluia, alleluia!
Let those who fear the Lord say, Psallite deo, psallite!
His love endures forever. Alleluia, Alleluia!
In my distress I called to the Lord; Psallite deo, Psallite!
He heard my voice and set me free. Alleluia, alleluia!
God is my strength, God is my song. Psallite deo, psallite!
He has become my savior. Alleluia alleluia!
I shall not die I shall live. Psallite deo psallite!
I shall proclaim the powers of the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia!
This is the day the Lord has made; Psallite deo, psallite!
Let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia alleluia! Psallite deo, psallite!
Amen, amen! Alleluia, alleluia!

THE MUSIC FROM Psallite Deo came to mind just now as i was praying over tomorrow's readings. The same song on and off this past week or so. Then it occured to me that the lyrics of Psallite Deo are basically the same words in Psalm 118!

Coincidence or providence? It's probably also a manifestation of the way my mind is 'wired'. Although i've never really paid much attention to the words in Psallite Deo in my Taize CD, somehow my mind must have registered them. At the opportune time (an appropriate occasion perhaps or God's will), the lyrics and music just pop up in my mind!

One day, i'll probably study psychology and find out how such phenomena happen.

by tree#138680 on Fri Apr 01 05 2:44 pm | profile


Fr Mark Link's comments for Friday, Easter Week 1 in Action 2000:

[Jesus appeared on the shore as Peter and some disciples were returning from a bad night of fishing. Jesus said,] "Throw your net out on th eright side of the boat, and you will catch some." So they throw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so many fish." -- John 21:6

"Children's Letters to God: The New Collection by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall contains this delightful letter: "God the bad people laghed at noah -- you make an ark on dry land you fool. But he was smart he stuck with you. that's what I would do. Eddie"

"Eddie's willingness to stick with God (even though people may 'lagh' at him) and the disciples' willingness to stick with Jesus (even though they caught nothing all night) invite me to ask, How willing am I to stick with Jesus -- even though people may 'lagh' at me?

The Lord says, ... "I will bless the person who puts ... trust in me." -- Jeremiah 17:5,7

Posted by: tree#138680 on Fri Apr 01 05 4:03 pm

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