A Summer Psalm Song

~ A Psalm of His Shalom ~

A lovely old madrigal is like a harpsichord playing around the edges of my mind this morning… singing a memory of lilting lyrics across the rivers of time…over and over

How gentle is the rain…that falls, softly on the meadow…

And like the heat-scorched lawns and flowers and trees outside my window, I find myself thirsting for a cool dip of… refresh

Because…all the what’s to do’s and what’s to becomes and oh I needs are like cracks in the earth across a dry desert swelter…

Finally…I sit amid blue and green and white… so like colors of sea and sky and wave-foam… around me.  Close my eyes to listen and receive Your cup of living water…

When I hear Your answering notes, O LORD…

The breathy sound of long-prayed-for rain takes up a light falling,

Opens a symphony softly outside my windows,

Sends a breeze, like tiny hammer to musical triangles, striking a faint ding!ding!ding!.. on the wind chimes outside,

And patters a rhythmic drumming against the tin lining of the well around my basement window.

I lean into the hymn of each lovely beat, enjoying this…peace.                         Holy Spirit breathed

Across the way, I notice towering leafy arms take up a swaying… above and beyond the homes… as if zumba-dancing to the melody growing stronger and stronger…

Dancing a smile upon my lips.

And the air in between my home and the others becomes a momentary gauzy curtain.

Replenishing…

Soaking in…

Renewing…

O,  like the parched and cracked ground, I need your rain, LORD.

Drink of My Word…. You say.

I open Your Book and listen to Your rain-drenched songs and suddenly I know

You are flowing….provision…as I speak these promise truths out

“I will bring (you) health and healing;

“I will heal My people

“And will let them enjoy abundant peace and security…

“I will rebuild them as they were before…”  (Jeremiah 33:6)

Your promises puddle inside me like raindrops on the drinking ground outside… soaking in faith… and a knowing with David, Your psalmist of psalmists

You surround me with songs of victory, breakthrough,

And showers of blessing…

Ten thousand may fall around us

But you uphold us with your right hand.

Economy… world outlooks… are nothing against you.

For as we seek You,

You set Your wisdom, anointing and favor on Your beloved… like a crown.

And satisfy us with every good thing.

Yes, O LORD, Eternal God,

Your words are sweet as honeycomb, cool as water, on my tongue and life to my body and soul.

©   Pam Depoyan

Listen… a song of replenishing  is singing over you…  (Zeph. 3:17)

Sharing with:

Chasing Blue Skies
  Thought Provoking Thursday
   Scattering the Stones 

Teaching What Is Good

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18 Responses to A Summer Psalm Song

  1. Oh my, totally exquisite writing–I needed this today–thank you so much for the repost. Coming over from Winsome Wednesdays. So glad I did!

    • Oh, I’m so glad when God uses a word like that, Elizabeth! Thank you for telling me. I was going through old posts last night and this one just seemed to be the one… and I almost didn’t go back to link to Winsome Wed. But God places the right word at the right time, doesn’t he? 🙂 Blessings to you today!

  2. Just lovely, Pam, these cleansing words. Thanks so much for sharing. xo

  3. Absolutely beautiful,Pam. Your summer psalm was such a blessing to read. Thank you 🙂

  4. Pam,
    This struck me: “Sends a breeze, like tiny hammer to musical triangles, striking a faint ding!… ding!… ding!.. on the wind chimes outside,”….lovely 🙂

  5. Lanae Bond says:

    I love your post because it is encouraging me to get my strength from God because I need to be renewed!

  6. Beautifully written and glorious pictures here Pam! Such a lovely Summer song you share to worship our Savior! Thank you for sharing this inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings.

  7. Dawn Boyer says:

    Pam,
    Every time I read your words, I feel like I am settling into the rhythm of a song of praise, like a psalm, because you paint such beauty with your words.
    Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing them with me @ #GraceMoments!
    Blessings!
    Dawn

  8. Jann Olson says:

    Just beautiful! I loved the images and your fabulous words! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  9. Lori @ Frog's Lilypad says:

    So beautiful, Pam, Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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