26 August 2018

PSALM 84 This psalm is a prayer for longing for the presence of God. The joyful expectation of the pilgrim transforms the difficulties of the journey into refreshment for the soul. This psalm is not attributed to any author, but is dedicated to the “chief musician” and the choir school Read more…

19 August 2018

PSALM 111 This psalm is without formal title or attribution, however it is most likely one of David’s compositions. It starts in the Hebrew text with Hallelujah which means “Praise the Lord”. After the word Hallelujah, it is in the form of an acrostic of the Hebrew alphabet. The psalm Read more…

12 August 2018

PSALM 130 This psalm, called a “psalm of ascents” is not attributed to any author, but it has close similarities with palm 86 which is attributed to David. We recall that psalms of ascents were usually chanted by pilgrims making their way up to worship in Jerusalem. The psalm opens Read more…

05 August 2018

PSALM 51: 1-12 This psalm of David is often referred to as the penitential psalm, as it records David’s public confession and repentance for his reprehensible behaviour in taking the wife of Uriah and then conniving in Uriah’s death. The first half of the psalm which we read today deals Read more…