Psalm 65 is a more of a lyrical poem than a song, but regardless, the imagery it paints of God’s grace and providence is more beautiful than most.
In describing this Psalm, O. Prescott Hiller said: “This is a charming psalm. Coming after the previous sad ones, it seems like the morning after the darkness of night. There is a dewy freshness about it, and from the ninth verse to the end there is a sweet succession of landscape pictures that remind one of the loveliness of spring; and truly it is a description, in natural figures, of that happy state of men’s minds which will be the result of the ‘Day spring’s visiting us from on high (Luke 1:7-8).’”
The beauty of poetry and song is that we are able to express our experiences and emotions in a way we are unable to do by simply speaking. While many of the Psalms describe trials and pain, they also describe the unmatchable goodness of our Creator.
Wherever you are today, whether your are in a season of spring or winter or anything in between, write a poem or song to capture your praise and/or cries.
Write your own psalm.
This will not only help you process where you currently are, it will also capture the moment. Then you will be able to look back on it and see where you’ve come from.
For some inspiration read Psalm 65. Here are a few of my favorite verses from the Psalm:
“By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.”Psalm 65:5-8
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