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Living Psalm 112: 1-9 - Epiphany 5

Living Psalms Book
Psalms in the form of words and art, reborn in the specific contexts of our world, privileging the voices of historically marginalized communities and those acting in solidarity with them.

Living Psalm 112: 1-9
Fifth Sunday of Epiphany

O be Happy in the Law:  

its Playbook points toward deep life with G-D at the center

Ponder precepts and parables containing the Presence, 

—let habits of prayer, vision pure erupt into improv and 

draw us closer to the Mystery we can’t fully know --

our longing impels us to follow every hint and 

nurture every glimpse of Wisdom that whispers 

Holy Holy Holy…

 

O be Happy in the Law:  

its Toolkit outfits a builder’s life to give shape to G-D’s hope in the world

Enact patterns of compassion and justice to reveal the Maker

--repair the breaches, restore the streets, 

create spaces of grace, of safety, welcome, healing--

let our work uncover the way where there has been no way 

and bring strangers and friends together on G-D’s highway singing 

Holy Holy Holy…

 

Living Psalm 112: 1-9 for Epiphany 5 was written by Susan A. Blain, Minister for Worship and Gospel Arts, UCC.

Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community.  Maren Tirabassi, editor

Logo is detail from Living Psalm 80 by Sophia Beardemphl, Redwoods, CA. Recovering from significant bullying, Sophia, age nine, read Psalm 80 and thought of brokenness that needs mending. She drew this broken and mended bowl.

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