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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Psalm Challenge #13


Psalm 13
To the choirmaster. A psalm of David.

1. How long, O Lord?
Wilt thou forget me forever?
How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?




2. How long must I bear pain in my soul,
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?





3. Consider and answer me, O Lord my God,
lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;




4. lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed over him";
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

5. But I have trusted in thy steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,




because he has dealt bountifully with me.




(From the Revised Standard Version.)

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Picture 1: Sculpture by Native American artist Allan Hauser,
taken in the Allan Hauser Sculpture Gardens,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.

Picture 2: Sculpture by norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland,
taken in his gallery in Oslo.


Picture 3: Entrance gate to a cholera cemetery, 
established after the cholera epidemic of 1849, 
a long way from any houses, 
but close to the sea as the dead were brought in by boat. 
It is located not far from where I live.


Picture 4: Sculpture by Native American artist Allan Hauser,
taken in the Allan Hauser Sculpture Gardens,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.


Picture 5: Food on board the Legend of the Seas,
while cruising the Mediterranean, 2007.

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A weekly psalm challenge.
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9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Beautiful sculptures!

jack69 said...

Great choice of pictures and locations to back up the Psalmist's song and lament.

Good entry, thanks.

Spiderdama said...

Flotte bilder som passer perfekt. Likte spesielt godt den skulpturen på bilde 4.
Ha en god søndag:-)

Reader Wil said...

Your interpretation of this difficult psalm is the best I have seen today. Though the others were also good. I like the sculpture of Gustav Vigeland the best. I was twice in Vigelandsanleget. It's such a beautiful park.

Suzanne said...

I love the way you have 'read' the Psalm with photographs. I particularly was moved by the first one. Thank you.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you very much for your kindness to participate !

The first picture indeed is amazing and express wonderfully the lines.

Please have you all a good start into the new week and please join again soon.

daily athens

EG Wow said...

You have found excellent photos to illustrate the Psalm.

Sara said...

Very powerful choices to illustrate this psalm! Wonderful sculptures.

MarieElizabeth said...

Great photos!

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