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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Psalm 24 - Reimagined for the twenty-first century

In common with many, many people, I love the Psalms and among my favourites is Psalm 24. ‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it’ It is a beautiful psalm that is, of course, framed in the cosmology of David’s time.

Recently, I feel to wondering whether it could be re-imagined in the light of all we now know about the Universe. The following is the result of that wondering. Trevor Thorn

The entire cosmos is the Lord's and everything in it; every particle of matter both observable and hidden; the earth’s resources and living creatures entrusted to humans, and living beings of planets far beyond our reach.

For it was founded to inhabit the deep realm of space and on earth given the window of night, that in time we might better comprehend it.

Who shall travel beyond, into the eternal presence of The Lord, or who shall dare to approach that holy place? Even those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who love righteousness and Godly justice and who abhor greed and iniquity: they will receive blessings from The Lord and be welcomed into his kingdom of love.

This can become a renewed generation of those who revere God, who stand in awe at the unfolding of the magnificence of his creation.

Lift up your heads you galaxies and make a dazzling pathway you nebulae, that the King of Glory may pass among you.

Who is this King of Glory? It is The Lord, the mighty Creator whose Word brought forth this nurturing universe.

Lift up your heads you galaxies and make a dazzling pathway you nebulae, that the King of Glory may pass among you.



Who is this King of Glory? It is The Lord, the Almighty, our compassionate Creator, Redeemer and Great Sustainer.

And here is the psalm on a’ starburst’ background specially 
imagined to present the psalm in poster form which you would be welcome to print for your own use if you so wish: it might make for an interesting conversation ‘starter’. Double click on the image to access the poster in printable form.


Trevor also runs his own blog where he aims to weave together the themes of beauty, science and faith. You can find more of his work at http://crossandcosmos.blogspot.com

3 comments:

  1. Beautifully said Trevir. Thank you

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  2. This psalm says so much. A great job, Trevor.

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  3. Wendy, Trevor, Tina, Thanks so much for the encouragement. Much appreciated

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