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If the Lord isn't for me, why do I live?
If the Lord does not bless me, why am I here?
If the Lord isn't for me, why am I here?
If the Lord does not bless me, why do I live?

I know I am a sinner repressed.
I know I am saved through prayer.
On bended knees, I am as a child of God.
As I grew older, I lifted my head up to clouds.
Somehow, my path swayed.

If the Lord does not anoint me, why do I sing?
If I am not blessed via his blood, why do I live?

Nobody knows my troubles better than Lord does.
My life is enshrined because of the omnipotent.
Through a sacred path, I seek the Lord guidance.
Redeemed through his grace, I worship and praise.

If the Lord does not guide me, why do I live?
If the Lord does not supply my needs, why am I here?

I know I am a sinner repressed.
I know I am saved through prayer.
On bended knees, I am as a child.
As I grew older, I hoisted my head up to sky
Somehow, my path swayed but now, my life is saved.

If I am not a crusader for the Lord, why am I here?
If I am not on the battlefield for the Lord, why am I here?

Nobody knows my troubles better than Lord does.
My life is transmogrified because of the omnipotent.
Through a sacred path, I seek the Lord guidance.
Redeemed through his grace, I give the Lord God the highest praise.

To My Redeemer...

If the Lord isn't for me, why do I live?
If the Lord does not bless me, why am I here?
If the Lord isn't for me, why am I here?
If the Lord does not bless me, why do I live?
 Form: Anaphora
 Penned on December 13, 2014!

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A psalm to Jehovah

On my hands and knees
I came to you

In the gloomiest of rain
when mine taught became

of course,
on those days which I did feel
a hundred fold
Blessed !

Yet now Father;
erect I do feel,
for i know You !

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..Psalm ~ `The Beauty of The Lord` ~ 27..

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh
My enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear
Though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident.
One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life
To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion
In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me
He shall set me high upon a rock ~
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger
You have been my help; do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
Do not deliver me to the will of my advesaries
For false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness....
Of the Lord, in the land of the living ~
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart
....“Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

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A Psalm of Resolve

                 Psalm 61
          Hear my cry, O God;
         attend unto my prayer. 
 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
    when my heart is overwhelmed. 
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; 

Merciful God trusting in your love and grace
Broken and contrite I am fallen on my face
The world is all upside down, and I'm bereft
Of father, mother, friend; vanites have left
Me nothing I can hold, and sometimes alone
I wonder amidst the raging storms of grief
What else shall I do, I have done all to atone
And yet your justice despise my soul's relief.
It seemed I am pulled down when I need be
Up, battered and wretched, tempted to flee.
O God who is my all, my tower and my hope
My feet falters in dark valleys, and yet I grope
Preferring your chastisment to life's applause
I stand committed to the promise of they laws
No where else to go, but higher still I climb
To find the Rock of all faith, and peace sublime.

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Praise and Knowledge Psalm 119 v 7

 The psalmist states his desire
 that is to God give praise
 but not only this does he speak
 as also with a upright heart he says

 We would do very well
 to follow this self same way
 making sure our heart is right
 before we praise our God today

 To achieve this we must learn
 God's judgement of righteousness
 so to the divine throne we come
 for our minds God would bless

 Having received this knowledge from God
 we must daily keep this truth in hold
 so to give praise with enlightenment
 but making sure our hearts not cold

 Now having known God's ways
 we came giving Him His due praise
 having been changed in heart and mind
 this is our God for all our days

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From Psalm 23:5

From Psalm 23:5

"Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies"......
On a table before me,
I see
A bowl of Peace
as I look I see mine enemy worry

I see
A bowl of Love
in the presence of mine enemy hate

I see
A bowl of Joy
in the presence of mine enemy weakness

A Feast for me, and you
in the face of our enemies.

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A Psalm for the Prisoner

O Lord, hear my simple cry;
set this weary captive free!
For I’m condemned by my past,
imprisoned by the dungeon of me.

Break the restraints of attachment
that are distressing my soul -
Destroy the chains of my ignorance,
which continue to undermine Your control.

Forcefully storm the stony gates
that shelter the stronghold of my heart.
Let the destructive plague be swept away!
I thirst for Your Presence, as the woodland hart.

The shadow of Your magnificent wings,
protect me from the terrors of the night.
Shine Your Light into my spirit, thus allowing me…
To firmly stand by faith and not by human sight.

Lord, I offer this pledge to You -
Yours, are my love and humble devotion,
in exchange for your unerring counsel
and my acceptance of Your Salvation.

For now, a sentry of angels surround me,
forming a holy prayer circle of peace.
Embrace me with Your loving kindness,
as I desire… Your permanent release.

Author Notes:

Loosely based on:

Psalm 91, Hebrews 11:1, Luke 4:18, Psalm 102:20, John 8:12,31-36, Psalm 42:1-2

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Born of my own pain,ripped apart by the canines of my own form of existence. Steaped in 
the darkness for my eyes have been shut to the light long before the lotus of my life 
blossomed. The attempted ressurection of the damned soul that was crucified for sins 
committed in subcontious existence,the world has yet suffered dearly at the wrath of my 
pain and in it i ascended to be among you,a place I didnt exist and thus you have bathed in 
a pool of my lies and basked in the light of my inequities. Doves never did fly with crows and 
the dark always creeps away from the light. From now on where I go you cannot come and 
thus we cease to exist as before in the city of peace.

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*^_^* "Psalm 23" *^_^*

The Lord is my Shepherd ~

I shall not want....

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures

He leadeth me beside the still waters

He restoreth my Soul ~

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

For His namesake....

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I will fear no evil for thou art with me ~

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over....

Surely goodness and Mercy shall follow me All the days of my life

And, I Will dwell in the House of The Lord, forever ~


"Psalm 23"

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Woman's Psalm

Forgive me, Father, 
for I don't understand 
what I do. 
I don't know how or why 
my mind and spirit 
gets so caught in this hook , 
over and over. 
I yearn for You to refresh me, 
and refill my inner man. 
I yearn for truth, for love, for beauty, 
smiles, laughter, sunlight...
a calm blue sea..
a garden of boastful flowers. 
I yearn for my purpose, my duty, 
the Divine Direction. 
I yearn for an angelic lover 
to lie down and live with me. 
I ache to have a tiny creature in my arms 
with those bright and heavenly eyes 
that stare at me thinking that the world is innocent. 
I cry to be set free, 
the spell broken, 
the demons cast out, 
the shackles unlocked. 
I mourn over the golden and pink clouds 
that have abandoned me. 
I weep for the Father 
to pull me out of this snake-infested cradle, 
for Him to sweetly sing a soft sonnet 
of consolation that rocks me to sleep, 
escorts me back home. 
I desire to write madly with explosion...the way a mad man would play the fiddle. 
At this moment, I surrender. 
I bow to Thee. 
I submit to Thee. 

Here we are again. 
Let's put it to bed. 
Let's watch it scorch in the bonfire. 
Let's bless it as we bury it. 
Pour the dirt on down..down...down....
deep down into the dirt. 
It's going to be a battle. 
It always is. 
This is a big one. 
Nothing too big for Thee, 
the drum of my heart. 
" My Sweet girl, 
come to me. 
Eat and drink. Suffer no more. 
You are my dear, 

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A Psalm of Devotion to My Lord

At Your feet is where I desire to be
My Divine and Sovereign King,
For You are mighty and to be praised;
And so this heartfelt psalm I bring,

To the Ancient of Days, whom I magnify
I pledge my faithful unfaltering love
As I longingly gaze and wait for the day
When I join You in the Heavens above

Oh, praise Him all who hath tongue and speak
With fervent clamor let your voices peak
And to those of you unable to converse,
Raise your hands to the Lord of the Universe!

Give praise to He who waits on His bride,
Take your joy to the streets and do not hide!
For soon the trumpet call will sound
And we, His church, will be Heaven bound!

Oh, how I sincerely long to see Your face 
Almighty Master of Time and Space,
For You are Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End,
And this song of praise, to Your throne I send.

At Your feet is where I desire to be
My Divine and Sovereign King,
For You are mighty and to be praised;
And so this heartfelt psalm I bring,

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To Psalm 13

Wake me from slumber's arms,
her warm caress deceives me.
Save me from her temptress charms,
felled prey of my foul enemy.

Tell me arise, arise
your glorious light beckoned.
Pleasing brightness to my eye,
sleeps darkness over-reckoned.

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Twenty-Third Psalm in Senryu Form

Lord is my shepherd
He’s with me.  I have no want
Always forever

I am in pastures
Verdant green with cool waters
Beside the stillness

God shall protect me
When I walk through death’s shadow
He shall be my guide

At this large table
He anoints my head with oil
My cup runs over

Goodness follows me
All of the days of my life
In my Good Lord’s house.

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' King David's 23rd Psalm ... ' (Classical - Tribute) 61st Senryu

‘ King David’s 23rd Psalm … ’ (Classical-Tribute)  61st  Senryu

The Brave Should Know Song:
King David’s ‘ 23rd Psalms ’
Makes Warriors Stay Strong

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A psalm for my poetic friends

" The LORD is faithful to all his promises 
and loving toward all he has made. 
The LORD upholds all those who fall 
and lifts up all who are bowed down. 
The eyes of all look to you, 
and you give them their food at the proper time. 
You open your hand 
and satisfy the desires of every living thing. 
The LORD is righteous in all his ways 
and loving toward all he has made. 
The LORD is near to all who call on him, 
to all who call on him in truth. 
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; 
he hears their cry and saves them."

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Somber psalm, Translation of Carlos Bousono's poem: Salmo sombrio

Somber psalm, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem : Salmo sombrio

(from Carlos Bousono’s first book of poems, written before he was 22 : Subida al amor (Ascent into love), 1945, and dedicated to the 1977 Nobel laureat, Vicente Aleixandre.) 

Do not pass by me , O ! God ! incognito,
do not cross my path like a sky emptied of its stars,
for my body turns in upon itself in flames,
loving you in silence with such persistent anguish.

Do not cross my path while I keep loving an obscure entity,
while I continue to whimper among cactuses, among stones.
So turn Your face away, Your face that I fear
during such a roaring and wild night !

Keep Your distance from me ! Abandon me in the dark !
so that I may wish to be the source and thirst of this earth
in order to be able to love this twisted
trunk of a body sans light, all alone in this blinding wilderness !

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

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Pentecost praise (psalm 139)

O Lord you have examined my heart
and know everything about me
you changed my life  the way that it should be
as far as the east is from the west up  into the heavens or into the depths of the sea
wherever I go your Spirit will always be with me
you carved me in the palm of your hand
and in your presence I will forever stand
we praise you in everything that we do
all Glory Honor and Praise belongs to you
forever and ever Amen.

taken from the first line of psalm 139.

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My Shepherd – Psalm 23

Like a shepherd
He watches over me
Takes me to where the green pastures are
So I would feed fat and nourish my soul
At the sun set
He takes me to still waters
Washes me clean till my wool glows
Gives me water to quench my thirst
And restores me to life once again

In the field when the wild animals threaten
He tells me he is there with me
My invaders he has chased away
And in peace he has kept me

When in the path of disobedience
Following selfish desires and lusts
He has always brought me back with hid rod
And with his staff he has shown me the right way

With his life he saved my life
His comfort he sacrificed to give me peace
His joy he gave away that I might rejoice
His glory he jettisoned that I might be perfected
So awesome is your love 
That I will desire more

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The Lord is my Shepherd. Psalm 23.

The lord is my shepherd..... like sheep we follow, meek and mild.
I shall not want...consider the lilies of the field...
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures..... rest  for my weary soul.
He leadeth me beside still waters.....a baptism of peace and love.
He restoreth my soul......enriching it with His love.
 He leadeth me along the path of righteousness.. narrow and straight is His way.
Yea thought I walk through the valley in the shadow of spirit lives on, 
I will fear no His  angels watch over me.
For thou art with me....within and around me your light shines.
Thy rod and thy staff comfort I draw strength from the most high.
Thou preparest a table before me......nourishing my soul
In the presence of my enemies.......who  cringe before me. 
Thou annointeth my head with oil......baptizing me in Thy name
My cup runneth my heart bursts with love for You.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life...
  as I  follow  your footprints in the sand..
and I shall dwell in the house of the lord forever.... in your beautiful Kingdom,

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Seeking the Invisible Psalm 27 verse 8

God the eternal spirit invisible
one part of the trinity three in one
He who sees and knows all things
is supreme above all bar none

In this psalm He calls the psalmist
speaking personally to seek His face
the face of whom Moses hid from
now is showing His wondrous grace

The psalmist then speaks from his heart
bringing it to the Lord fully open
as all true worshippers should
so to be healed when they're broken

The confession of the psalmist
cries Lord your face I seek
wanting for God to answer
waiting to hear his Lord speak

So we can all hear God's voice
when we come with an open heart
seeking His invisible face
He shall meet us where we art

You have said Seek  My face; my heart said to you, your face, Lord, do I seek.
Psalm 27:8

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Introspective Telescope (Psalm 51:17)

Hope as scarce as diamonds A torn and revenged mine Lost in its darkness Trapped in my mind I cry, “father save me!” “Can’t you see my fear?” Peeling jolts of thunder Heavy draining tears Eclipsed by driving pain Darkness in the sun I felt no arm around me No beating heart but one In my bones, a hollow Attracting draft and frost Words like arrows sting Echo what I’ve lost Apart from distant memory No bowl to catch blood In this cave, a rustle From trickle to a flood To the naked eye, peace Silence will deceive When set to ponder wounds Pains are retrieved Inside my chest a hole The size of a heart Where has gone the strength? Has all begun to part? Peering with a flashlight Seeking parts within Introspective telescope Eager eye to lend Shivering in darkness Warmth of once is lost You won’t leave my broken heart No matter what the cost

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Look to the Hills, Psalm 121

Looking up to the hills
there our help is found
the one creator of everything
speaks in a still sure sound

The Lord is His great name
for He will neither slumber nor sleep
not letting even our foot be moved
for we are His ever loved sheep

This great Lord is our keeper
always there at our right hand
making sure we're totally safe
in His power we can stand

The Lord will keep even our life
from every evil thing there are
whenever we go in and out
for all eternity whether near and far

AUTHOR NOTES: I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.
Psalm 121

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The Psalm of Shame

A coat of anguish, both bottomless and raw with fiery disgrace,
Armored blazonry not withstanding.
No parachute with wings.
God, have mercy on me.

Tormenting throes, crucifixion of the wretched,
Relentless against the herald.
No saving grace to proffer.
Lord, hear my prayer.

Sweet ritual purge not this massive spill,
Soul sick, impure with foul disgust.
My shadowed heart besmears.
God, have mercy on me.

Piercing agony, racked hopeless in black despair,
Unworthy, under the harrow I whisper.
My penance wrung sharply tender.
Lord, hear my prayer.

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To Be Left In Shambles (The Misery Psalm)

I kept on thinking of you 
How you just left me in shambles
and formed my heart into a boulder
Blocking my will to ever love again

You left me because of something
that you could handle didn't want to
Because you didn't care....but I did
I cared for you even if I wasn't privileged

But you left me in grief
You left me to be destroyed 
Within my own sorrow
Which disturbed my peace

Even if you did hurt me badly
I must forgive you
Because it releases the pain
of hatred and dispitefulness

For I shall not hate you but wait for the day
You sahll come back to me
Because I know your pain
and want to release you from it

So you can be finally free
and breath in so much air
that your happiness shall spread 
Through this earth like wings

and cover it with your ever loving kindness
For this I wanted for you 
But you rejected it 
To only leave me in shambles.

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Oath Unbound: Psalm 1

Retract! Retract!
o' venerable vow
to be unfettered unburdened

Take away ye mighty words of oath
for that I would give soul and life both
one day to be free of broken bond
forego promises long faded and gone

To lay down in uncluttered dreams
to lie quietly while the world schemes
o' heartache! heartache!
only if my word would someday break!

Alas! 'ere I remain
bound by law and oath in spilled blood stained
harken to erstwhile fancies of freedom and love
but fastened still to this mortal coil forever spoken of

I hear the meadows and lakes beckon call
but 'ere I must stay, removed from all
For I am the Protector locked in guilt
once a slave and always, forced to sruvive though I wilt

A Cause I am bound to serve
battered beyond what travesty I may deserve
O' broken thing! Once bold and new
but into bondage I was trained and into service I grew

Before the wars and sacrifices born
Honor and bravery were but medals worn
But now I know they run deep and red
as flesh cracks open and boiling tears be shed