Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sunday's Psalm--Epiphany of the Lord

R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
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O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king's son;

He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.
Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
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Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth
Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
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The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
All kings shall pay him homage,
all nations shall serve him.
Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
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For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save.
Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Psalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

Photos:
>Arches National Park (As we approached this formation, it made me think of a supplicant before a king.) -- old mine in Alaska

>Flowers at Pt. Fermin Lighthouse, CA -- November full moon -- Lake Baikal, Siberia -- Monument Balley, Utah/Arizona
>Arches National Park (Although this formation is called "The Gossips", from this angle it looks like the three kings.)
>Wukoki National Monument, AZ -- tundra plant, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA









5 comments:

Cloudia said...

Amen-
Aloha

don said...

A fine series to accompany the scriptures. Fine post!

Lilli & Nevada said...

that is beautiful

lisaschaos said...

So many beautiful photos! I love the beauty of nature at its finest, leaves me awestruck.

Mary said...

Lovely! Recognized the "3 gossips" immediately. Very beautiful post!