Psalm 24 version C21st

 

Guest post from Trevor Thorn’s “Cross and Cosmos” blog http://crossandcosmos.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/psalm-24-version-c21st.html

The entire cosmos is the Lord’s and everything in it; every particle of matter both observable and hidden; the earth’s resources and living creatures entrusted to humans, and living beings of planets far beyond our reach.

For it was founded to inhabit the deep realm of space and on earth given the window of night, that in time we might better comprehend it.

Who shall travel beyond, into the eternal presence of The Lord, or who shall dare to approach that holy place? Even those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who love righteousness and Godly justice and who abhor greed and iniquity: they will receive blessings from The Lord and be welcomed into his kingdom of love.

This can become a renewed generation of those who revere God, who stand in awe at the unfolding of the magnificence of his creation.

Lift up your heads you galaxies and make a dazzling pathway you nebulae, that the King of Glory may pass among you.

Who is this King of Glory? It is The Lord, the mighty Creator whose Word brought forth this nurturing universe.

Lift up your heads you galaxies and make a dazzling pathway you nebulae, that the King of Glory may pass among you.

Who is this King of Glory? It is The Lord, the Almighty, our compassionate Creator, Redeemer and Great Sustainer.

Note to Psalm 24 version C21st

Psalm 24 has to be one of the great Psalms, with its imaginative sweep of the understandings of the cosmos of its age and the place of humanity within it. It therefore felt to be a very special text to try and re-imagine in light of today’s scientific understandings and cosmology. Some of it barely changes: other parts of this interpretation have a new immensity that reverberates the majesty of the God of the entire cosmos.


These themes are further explored in the hymn on this blogsite, Stars and Planets Sing Yoiur Glory

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