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The Deep Calls unto the Deep 


by Bob Brown
 
“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls” ― Psalm 42:7a 
My cup, it steams with tea
My apartment is very still
The deep calls unto the deep
The depth, it is God’s will

 

My table is filled with books
My candle begins to glow
A beautiful quiet fills my kitchen
And inspiration begins to grow

 

My thoughts begin to lengthen
At the close of day
And outside my window
The sunset splits the grey

 

My peace begins to deepen
My tea is good to taste
And as I enter into solitude
I abandon my life of haste 

 

And since I’m seated above
I sense God’s inner powers
My tongue’s the pen of a skillful writer
These quiet, mystical hours

 

I labor with “His” energy
That powerfully works within
And after meditation and prayer
It’s time to now begin

 

In Christ, I am enriched
The tea, I savor to sip
And into the Living Waters
I now begin to dip

 

My God, He fills my mind
Just like the candle’s light
And as He fills my spirit
Again, I begin to write…

 

“In His presence is fullness of joy at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore”  – Psalm 16:11 
 
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The Deep Calls Unto the Deep


THE DEEP CALLS UNTO THE DEEP
By Bobby Brown
(Based on Psalm 42:7)

My cup, it steams with tea
My apartment is very still
THE DEEP CALLS UNTO THE DEEP
The depth, it is God’s will

My table is filled with books
My candle begins to glow
A beautiful quiet fills my kitchen
And inspiration begins to grow

My thoughts begin to lengthen
At the close of day
And outside my window
The sunset splits the grey

My peace begins to deepen
My tea is good to taste
And as I enter into solitude
I abandon my life of haste

And since I’m SEATED ABOVE
I sense God’s inner powers
My tongue’s the pen of a skillful writer
These quiet, mystical hours

I labor with “His” energy
That powerfully works within
And after meditation and prayer
It’s time to now begin

In Christ, I am enriched
The tea, I savor to sip
And into the Living Waters
I now begin to dip

My God he fills my mind
Just like the candle’s light
And as He fills my spirit
Again, I begin to write…

Summer Psalm for August 3, 2014 – Pentecost 8


Summer Psalm for August 3, 2014 – Pentecost 8
Based on Psalm 65 (selected verses)

Song Choices: 
“Shout to The Lord” by Darlene Zechech

Level of Difficulty:
The entire congregation can sing this song.

You Tube:
You already know this song!

Rationale for the Song Choices:
God’s greatness resounds loudly in both the Psalm and the song choice.

Suggested Format:

Musicians softly play the verse or chorus in the background

M: God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,
C: who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, M: who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
C: The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. 
Congregation Sings: Verse 1 and Chorus

Musicians continue to play softly in the background

M: You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly.
C: The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. M: You crown the year with your bounty,
C: and your carts overflow with abundance. M: The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
C: the hills are clothed with gladness. M: The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain;
C: they shout for joy and sing.

Congregation Sings: Verse 2 and Chorus

A Confession of Sins Based on Psalm 51


A Confession of Sins Based on Psalm 51

King David was one horrific sinner. But wow did he know how to confess. What follows is a great Confession of Sins because it comes directly from God’s word (as written by David).

M: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
C: according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
M: Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
C: Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
M: Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
C: Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
M: Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
C: Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
M: Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
C: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
M: Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
C: Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
M: Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
C: Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. 

Be still and Know that I am God


Be still and know that I am God.
I stand in complete awe and reverence of my King.
Be still and know that I am.
You are the great I am.
Be still and know that I.
You are my all in all. You are everything.Be Still and Know
Be still and know that.
These things I know to be true.
Be still and know.
I stand in quiet reverence because you are my Father.
Be still and.
I will be silent and still.
Be still.
You have my attention.
Be.
This is who you made me to be.

– based on Ps 46:10

 

Be Still!


Be Still!

Be still!
That’s your function.
Be still, and know that I am God! – Ps 46:10
That’s God’s advice to us.
Be still and know.
Two verbs; “still” and “know” – both passive.

The emphasis is on “be” and not “do”.
So…
Be still rather than worry.
Be still rather than running around.
Be still rather than argue.
Be still rather than talk.
Be still when the world seems to revolve around you.
Be still and think.
Be still and pray.
Be still to hear the Spirit.
Be still and contemplate.
Be still and just breathe.
Just be still and take a moment.
Relax and let God be God. He does it well.
Find the time to be still.
Be still and know that you aren’t God.
Be still and know that your employer can carry on without you.
Be still and chill.
Be
Still!
God is in charge.
Nothing, I repeat, nothing happens without His awareness.
Be still.

Responsive Reading of Psalm 67


Responsive Reading of Psalm 67:

Psalm 67 is one of those Psalms that begs to be read responsively.

M: May God be gracious to us and bless us
C: and make his face shine on us
M: so that your ways may be known on earth,
C: your salvation among all nations.
M: May the peoples praise you, God;
C: may all the peoples praise you.
M: May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity
C: and guide the nations of the earth.
M: May the peoples praise you, God;
C: may all the peoples praise you.
M: The land yields its harvest;
C: God, our God, blesses us.
M: May God bless us still,
C: so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society

Psalm 45:8


Psalm 45:8

The music of the strings makes you glad
harps, lyres and psalters;
all believers, picking like Berkley grads.

The music of the strings makes you glad
guitars, bass and mandolin;
all played by followers who can call you “dad”.

The music of the strings makes you glad
violins, cellos and violas;
music to your ears, even if sometimes real bad.

The music of the strings makes you glad
Sitars, banjos and ukuleles;
thanks to You, they are more than a fad;
because the music of the strings makes you glad