[Eventually, I hope to attach the sound file to each of the posts so that it will be the musical backdrop for any of these reflections on the Psalms. For now, open a second window so you can read any of the selections and then click on the link for Aubre’s composition. The composition was Aubre’s Christmas gift to me in 2010. You can listen while you read. I hope it helps your own meditation on the Scripture.]
In December of 2009 or thereabouts, my son, Marty Schoenleber III (aka Marty S. Dalton), put a video up on Youtube.com. It inspired me to keep working on a project I thought of a couple of years ago. The idea is to write a poem of personal reflection for each Psalm in the psalter. Here are some of the offerings so far. Some of the poems are preceded by a brief commentary.
Don’t think of any as high art. Think of these offerings as one poor man’s desire to draw nearer to Christ. New entries will generally appear on Sunday afternoons.
One more thing: It is always best to read the psalm or the verses being commented on first.
Psalm 1 Wisdom Flees from Neglect
Psalm 2 Why Do the Heathen Rage?
Psalm 3 A Morning Prayer of Confession
Psalm 4 Friday
Psalm 5 A Declaration of Dependence
Psalm 6 Extremity.
Psalm 7 Willing to be Forgotten
Psalm 8 Less Even Than My Enemies Thought I Was
Psalm 9 Seeking Mercy in the Nightwatches of Life
“__ Make Your Grace My Clothing
Psalm 10 A Cry for Syria’s Children
Psalm 11 The Mockers are Loud
Psalm 12 Clinging to a Rock
Psalm 13 When God Doesn’t Listen
Psalm 14 Blunt Truth
Psalm 16 To Mourn Well: Why We Lament When We Are Not Lame
Psalm 19 Prove Your Word
Psalm 42 Strange Food for the Wounded Heart
Psalm 42-43 Darkness Created Light
Psalm 44 Why Do You Hide Your Face?
Psalm 46 There are Things that are Certain
Psalm 50 Insects, Mice and Moles
Psalm 90 Taking Psalm 90 Personally
Psalm 93 The King and a Blade of Dry Grass NEW
Psalm 103 The Extravagance of Grace
. You Wouldn’t Fit there Now
Psalm 107 Teaching a Soul to Sing (When My Heart is Broken)