Psalm 76 reimagined

A psalm written by Asaph and given to the Choir Director to arrange for it to be sung to the accompaniment of a string orchestra.

  1. The Creator is greatly respected by all his / her followers; he / she has a strong reputation with all his / her family.
  2. He / she lives in the hearts and lives of all who love him / her, and he / she is present when they meet to worship.
  3. He / she stays with his / her people to protect them from the attacks of their oppressors – the snide comments, the verbal attacks and the physical assaults.

PAUSE

  1. You are more distinguished than the world’s greatest leaders and more impressive than all the large mountain ranges.
  2. Our most brazen oppressors have been laid waste.  They have been defeated and will not gather themselves to return again.  You protect us against all who would attack us.
  3. Creator, you blow them away and disarm them with one blast of your breath.
  1. People are wise to be apprehensive about you.  No-one can challenge you when you see injustice being perpetrated.
  2. Your authority dominates the universe and the earth anxiously waits to hear you pronounce sentence on those who oppress and abuse.
  3. Creator, you enter your courtroom to pass judgement on those who are malicious and cruel, and you release those who have been unfairly deprived of their freedom.

PAUSE

  1. When people chose to oppose your ways, it provides an opportunity for you to show your kind-heartedness.
  1. Commit yourself to the Lord our Creator, for all time.  Let everyone acclaim him / her as the most extraordinary leader.
  2. He / she crushes those who believe that they are entitled to their position of power.  Wise leaders have learned to show him / her respect.

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