Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Watts: Psalm 126

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    Feast of Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
    —Psalm 126:5 (KJV)
Psalm 126

The Lord can clear the darkest skies,
    Can give us day for night;
Make drops of sacred sorrow rise
    To rivers of delight.
    ... Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Psalms of David Imitated [1719], in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, ed. Samuel Melanchthon Worcester, Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834, Ps. 126, p. 254 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 126:3-6; 46:4; Isa. 60:20; Jer. 31:12-13; Rev. 22:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You alone transform my sorrow.

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