Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Versification of Psalm 148


Psalm 148

Praise the Lord from the Heavens;
Praise him in the heights,
Praise him, all his glorious angels,
You, who live in light.

Praise him all you shining stars,
Praise him, sun and moon,
Praise him, all you highest heavens,
Bring light to the gloom.

He commanded them created,
Praise the Lord’s name,
He established them forever,
‘Til he comes again.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
All you flocks and herds;
Fire and hail, and snow and mist,
Wind, fulfilling his Word.

Mountains and all high hills,
Beasts and all livestock;
All kinds of trees and all the cedars,
Birds and all the rocks.

Kings of earth and all the peoples,
Rulers of the earth;
Young men and maidens all together,
Rejoice with greatest mirth.

Let all praise the name of God,
Exalt his name alone;
Majesty in heaven and earth,
Our King upon the throne!

William Moore, 2013

            I was reading Psalm 148 the other day, and I felt that it was just calling to be versified!  It is such a rejoicing, glad hymn to our God.  If you read the ESV version, you can see how it needs very little ‘editing’J to be sung.  That is something I have found with many of the Psalms in the ESV, they are very easily versified.  One thing I made sure to do was make the meter fit the words, not the words fit the meter – which can ruin the psalm – or any other sort of poem as well.  Versifying psalms is very fun to do.  It blesses you as you write them, and hopefully blesses others when they read them!  

Versified and Posted by William A Moore

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