Monday, September 26, 2011

Most Beautiful Psalm nominee

Like the deer that yearns *
for running streams,
so my soul is yearning *
for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for God, *
the God of my life;
when can I enter and see *
the face of God? 

Psalm 42 is one of my favorites. It includes nature imagery, it expresses longing for union with God, and it expresses trust in a time of suffering.   This one, plus Psalm 19A (The heavens proclaim the glory of God...) combine to delight me every time Monday of week II in the psalter rolls around. 

Do you have a favorite psalm?