This morning* my attention has been drawn to every phrase of
the sixty-fifth Psalm. Here are a few of those phrases:

Verse 3: “When we were overwhelmed by sins you atoned for
our transgressions.”

Verse 8: “Where morning dawns and evening fades you call
forth songs of joy.”

Verses 9-13: “You care for the land and water it; you enrich
it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with
grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your
bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the desert
overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with
flocks, and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.


*Written June 1985.

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