Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.

10.25.2011

God, the Great Musician

At the beach this weekend with some girlfriends, we were studying Psalms 23 together one morning, and pondering on all the details David included which only a shepherd would know. David related God to something he knew best--shepherding--and the result has touched billions. So Sarah wondered--what if we wrote a Psalm to God based on what we know best or do most often? I challenged my friends to do just that, and here is my attempt at the project.


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The Lord is my composer;
He wrote my life's song outside of time.
He brought me to earth
with His song on my heart.
His song I rejected,
and His music I did not follow,
until He opened my ears.
And now, Oh Lord,
I will play Your music
with every breath I have.
I will watch for Your direction
and play to my utmost.
But help me, dear Father!
For I am weak, and an unskilled musician.
I cannot see the next measure,
nor hear the themes as I play;
I do not appreciate the dissonances
in my haste to get to the consonances.
I balk at playing the harmony
when the melody is lauded and appreciated.
God, I look at the four beats
Your Word has illuminated to me,
And I know--I cannot play even those notes.
So God, here: take my instrument, my life.
Play me for Your glory.
You Who know the exposition,
development, and recapitulation;
You, Who do all things beautifully;
You Who are perfect and omniscient;
You Who hear with perfect pitch;
You Whose fingers never miss;
You Who are my composer;
Play me, Father, for the rest of my life.


 

Photo Credit: HeedinttheMuses. Used by permission.

11 comments:

  1. That is simply beautiful psalm.

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  2. Amen and amen.

    Now I'm inspired to write a psalm of my own!

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  3. Thank you Debbie and Cheri! It can't compare with David's, but it does come from my heart.

    Melody--I hope you do! If you end up writing a psalm, please post it on your blog to share with others.

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  4. Absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. You're welcome Brandy! It amazed me to realize all the analogies I could come up with between God and music, but I suppose it should't be that shocking--He is the Creator of all things, All-Sufficient and complete!

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  6. Beautiful psalm, Mikaela! As I read Psalm 103 this week, I was also inspired to write a simple psalm - thanking and praising God for Who He is and what He has done.
    I love your title, too, for God is the Greatest Musician! :)

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  7. I love this. Thinking about printing it out and putting it in my music studio. :)

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  8. Thanks, Ruthie! It is so meaningful to write Psalms to God, isn't it?

    Samantha--I'm honored that you would consider that! And how did I miss that you were a piano teacher all this time? That's fabulous!

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  9. Goh-gus! I'm excited to write mine! You did a lovely job... it really does make a difference to write praise in such a personal way. :)

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  10. Ah, thanks, Sarah! I'm excited to read yours! And, yes, it does SO make a difference--we should do this regularly!

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