Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday's Psalm--28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
deer resting in the meadow near Paradise, Mt. Rainier National Park
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
reflection near Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
He guides me in right paths
for his name's sake
pathway through Ohanapecosh campground, Mt. Rainier National Park

Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
autumn hike to Owyhigh Lakes, 2006, three weeks before the flooding storm at Mt. Rainier National Park

with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
marking the trail near Paradise, Mt. Rainier National Park--taken May 2007
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
picnic area near Manzanita Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
fountain in Seattle near the waterfront
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;

Golden Mantle Squirrel at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
mountain and tree reflection in the Visitor Center at Sunrise, Mt. Rainier National Park
R. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6

I had difficulty with the formatting and spacing today. It may have had to do with the order in which I added the different elements of the post. I will have to experiment with it next time. I did the descriptions of the photos next to them for two reasons. One was that it was requested. The other was that if I do it that way I won't skip any pictures like I did last week. I am ambivalent about it. Do you think it distracts? or do you like it better this way? Let me know.
At Mass, the psalm is read or sung as a responsorial. The R. represents the part that is repeated by the congregation as a response to the choir or reader. Because of the repetitive nature of it, I decided not to try to find a different picture for the response verse for each time it is repeated. It is hard to choose four or five pictures to illustrate the same verse.


CrazyCath said...

One of the most well known psalms. It is so good to visit it in verse rather than hymn sometimes.

I preferred getting the captions at the bottom of the post, although I appreciate you can miss one out but this is rare (for you). Having the captions by the photos does detract a little from the psalm for me, but that's just me! (Easily distracted!) For me, the response actually detracts but that is just me as I say. It is your blog Katney and you write as you are comfortable to write it. I only mentioned preferences because you asked. I will still read them no matter how you present them!

I loved the illustrations - especially the table and the overflowing 'cup'. Very well illustrated.

Mary said...

Beautiful as always! I love the reflection in the windows and the little squirrel! I think I like the captions with the photos. I'm sure you will work out the bugs when you do it again :-)

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" sang the tenor line to the Pavlecho setting of this Psalm in his parish choir this morning. The antiphon for the Psalm was adopted from 'Brother James's Air,' another setting of this Psalm.

As always, you found appropriate photos to illustrate the Psalm text. Your Sunday Psalm is one of "Louis's" favorite places to visit.

PERBS said...

Thank you! Your smaller print did not distract me from the psalm. I hope you will continue that way.

My favorite was the reflection in the window -- the last one. I felt each one fit perfectly with its verse. Have you considered writing the verse ON the photo? Something to think about. I have seen posters that way. I look forward to your psalm each week!