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.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, June 24, 2013

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