The Poems of King David

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  1. youRprecious!

    youRprecious! Antiquities Friend

    These aren't my original poems.....they were penned some 3,000 years ago........ but the human heart and human spirit is still the same as it was back then, we only face the same challenges in (perhaps) different ways, but inter-personal, intra-personal, and the existential ponderings are still the same.

    King David wrote the Psalms, expressing many conditions he faced in his life.

    These words are taken from #116, and I think they are still as relevant for today, in how it is very possible to feel:


    The Lord was attentive to me in the day when I called.
    They surrounded me, the snares of death, with the anguish of the tomb; they caught me, sorrow and distress.
    I called on the Lord’s name. O Lord, my God, deliver me!
    How gracious is the Lord, and just; our God has compassion.
    The Lord protects the simple hearts; I was helpless so God saved me.
    Turn back, my soul, to your rest for the Lord has been good, and has kept my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
    I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
    I trusted, even when I said “I am sorely afflicted”, and when I said in my alarm: “There is no one I can trust.”
  2. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    That was beautiful, thank you for sharing :smile:
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