Saturday, June 17, 2006

Psalm 71 --Taking Refuge

In You, Holy One, do I take refuge
  Let me never be ashamed.
Deliver me in love and set me free.
  lean your ear to me, and help me.
Be my strong rock,
  a home to keep me safe.
Deliver me, O God, from the hand of the wicked,
  from the clutches of the foolish and the oppressive.
You are my hope, Holy One—
  I have been sustained by your love since I was born.
I am grown now, and strong in the eyes of the world
  but you are my refuge and my strength.
You have shown me great adversities—
  and you have restored my life.
You strengthen me more and more
  you enfold and comfort me.
Now that I am old and gray, do not forsake me.
  “till l make known your love to this generation, and your power to all who come.”
I will sing your praise all my days
  and show forth my joy to those around me.

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