Justin Reamer

Freshman - 967 Points (2 October 1993 / Holland, Michigan)

Psalm 57 - Poem by Justin Reamer

Take pity on me, God, take pity on me,
in You my soul takes shelter;
I take shelter in the shadow of Your wings
until the destroying storm is over.

I call on God the Most High,
on God who has done everything for me:
to send from heaven and save me,
to check the people harrying me,
may God send His faithfulness and love.

I lie surrounded by lions
greedy for human prey,
their teeth are spears and arrows,
ther tongue a sharp sword.

Rise high above the heavens, God,
let Your glory be over the earth!
They laid a net where I was walking
when I was bowed with care;
they dug a pitfall for me
but fell into it themselves!

My heart is ready, God,
my heart is ready;
I mean to sing and play for You,
awake, my muse,
awake, lyre and harp,
I mean to wake the Dawn!

Lord, I mean to thank You among the peoples,
to play music to You among the nations;
Your love is high as heaven,
Your faithfulness as the clouds.
Rise high above the heavens, God,
let Your glory be over the earth!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I transcribed this psalm from the Jerusalem Bible so that you could read it and take to heart. I hope you enjoy it and let it get you closer to God. May God bless you!

Comments about Psalm 57 by Justin Reamer

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/24/2013 7:31:00 AM)


    rise high above the heaven, thanks.
    I invite you o read my poems and comment.
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 24, 2013


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]