Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday's Psalm--27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

R. (Is 5:7a) The Vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

A vine from Egypt you transplanted;
you drove away the nations and planted it.

It put forth its foliage to the Sea,
its shoots as far as the River.

The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

Why have you broken down its walls,
so that every passer-by plucks its fruit,

The boar from the forest lays it waste,
and the beasts of the field feed upon it?

The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

Once again, O LORD of hosts,
look down from heaven, and see;

take care of this vine,
and protect what your right hand has planted
the son of man whom you yourself made strong.

The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

Then we will no more withdraw from you;
give us new life, and we will call upon your name.

O LORD, God of hosts, restore us;
if your face shine upon us, then we shall be saved.

The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.
Psalm 80: 9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20
Yakima River scene; Ohanapecosh; near Mt. St. Helens; Wenatchee Valley; old mine in Alaska; deer near Goose Lake; wildflowers at Mt. Rainier; bitterroot at a park in Spokane; Yakima Valley; near Goose Lake--OR/CA border; Mt. Rainier; St. Aloysius, Spokane.


CrazyCath said...

Some of the images are beautiful, some make you stop and think.

This time I looked carefully at the names but didn't work out where the broken down wooden houses were - or why.
Aloysious (spelling?) is the name of my childhood teddy bear - Edward Aloysious. (All together - "Awwwwww").

Katney said...

Thanks, Cath. I must have skipped over those. I added the missing identifications.

San said...

The repetition in this Biblical passage is so poetic, and your choice of images is stunning.

The overall effect is that of comfort in the face of change.

Mary said...

This must be very challenging to do! I'm amazed that you manage to find photos that fit so well. Very nice!

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful presentation, Katney.

leslie said...

Beautiful! your lovely photos fit the verses so well.
Are you doing Monochrome Monday this week? Mine's up on Photologue as well as something I posted today on my Pedalogue blog about finding a new church. :D

PERBS said...

I rally enjoy your photo Psalms but I wish you would go back to putting the descriptive phrases under each photo.

As I looked at each photo, I said, "Oh! That's my favorite!" But by time as I reached the end. . . every one was my favorite! lol They fit so nicely with the verses.

Louis la Vache said...

You do such a superb job of selecting images that are appropriate for these Psalms. It is truly a blessing to visit here on Sundays for an added spiritual uplift.

diXymiss said...

Love this Psalms feature, Katney. You've done another amazing job with this beautiful and encouraging piece.