Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday's Psalm--Fourth Sunday of Lent

R. Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

By the streams of Babylon
we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
On the aspens of that land
we hung up our harps.
Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!
For there our captors asked of us
the lyrics of our songs,
And our despoilers urged us to be joyous:
"Sing for us the songs of Zion!"
Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

How could we sing a song of the LORD
in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand be forgotten!
Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

May my tongue cleave to my palate
if I remember you not,
If I place not Jerusalem
ahead of my joy.
Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

Psalm 137: 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6

Photos
Ohanapecosh River, Mt. Rainier National Park
West Side Road, Mt. Rainier National Park
children's choir
approaching Zion National Park
bels in Irkutsk, Siberia
local fog
golden mantle squirrel
local sunset





4 comments:

Janie said...

Your Sunday posts are always interesting. I love trying to guess where the pics come from, and I'm glad you always give locations at the end.

Cath said...

Beautiful. The photos go perfectly with this psalm, which of course is reminiscent of a once popular song...

*sigh* I love to start Sunday here. :)

Sailor Girl said...

Awsome... Inspiring...
(I've already posted my Odd Shot, as it is already Monday in Portugal... now I am going to sleep...)

Dina said...

It is awesome how you do this, Katney!
And of course for me these verses you quote are the most poignant and powerful in the whole Bible.