Living Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 – Easter 7A
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 68:1-10, 32-35—Easter 7 A
Rise up, God!
Disorient your enemies,
God-haters be gone.
Puff them out like smoke,
Melt them like wax near the flame.
Let the unjust be consumed by God’s presence.
But let the doers of Just-Action laugh and be glad,
letting their joy fill the air.
Sing praises to the Holy one, the cloud-rider.
God rests in holiness, a Champion to the widow, a Parent to the orphan.
God places the lonely in families, and sets prisoners free so they might prosper,
But the stubborn roots, God will place in parched lands.
Before your people, You stormed into the wild places,
The whole earth shook, rains came down in floods,
even Sinai quaked in the presence of God,
Yes, The presence of the God of Israel, and the God of the oppressed.
God, you sent renewing rain when your inheritance felt weary,
And from your goodness you supplied the poor.
Sing to God, your governments and kingdoms,
You better praise God.
This Cosmic-Rider, of billion year old galaxies
Listen, God sends out a mighty voice.
Who gives Power? God!
Awesome are you God. More awesome than Quasars. You are super-luminous.
You dwell within and without
and beyond the known and unknown
of space and time.
And you bless your people with fierceness and mighty strength.
Living Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35—Easter 7 (A) was written by Bec Cranford, M.Div.
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.
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.
© Copyright 2020 Bec Cranford. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.