Psalm 57 reimagined


A psalm which David wrote and gave to the Choir Director to be arranged for singing to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”  The psalm describes the time when David was escaping from King Saul and he hid in a cave.

  1. Be compassionate to me, My Creator.  Please be compassionate to me and give me the protection I need.  I am lying low in the bolthole that you have given me, waiting for the threat to subside.
  2. I plead with my Creator, the Greatest of all Time – please take charge my God and accomplish what you have planned.
  3. He / she will deploy his / her unseen guards to deliver me, bringing shame on those who pursue me.

PAUSE

My Creator will show me his / her inexhaustible love and dependability.

  1. I am being hunted down by those who care nothing for people – they are spiteful with what they say and cruel in what they do.
  1. Creator, you deserve the place of greatest esteem in the universe.  As the sun brings light to every corner of the earth, may your presence flood our world.
  1. My enemies are looking to ambush me.  I despair for my life.  They have dedicated themselves to bringing me down, but they have tripped themselves up and have come crashing down.

PAUSE

  1. I have placed my hope in you, my Creator, and I am certain of your help.  My heart cannot help acclaiming you.
  2. I will throw off sleep and I will pick up my guitar and sing love songs to you.
  3. I will speak out my gratitude to you, Boss, to anyone who will listen, even to those who have never heard of you.
  4. Your inexhaustible love stretches throughout the universe.  Your loyalty is a strong foundation for all that I am.
  1. Creator, you deserve the place of greatest esteem in the universe.  As the sun brings light to every corner of the earth, may your presence flood our world.

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