Tuesday, June 9
PSALM 92 – DOING WHAT IS GOOD
Forty-one years ago, I sang a required recital to complete my masters in church music. On that springtime program was an esoteric setting of Psalm 92 by 20th Century composer Leo Sowerby. Although I have not sung the song in over four decades, I still remember its haunting melody, strange and wondering organ accompaniment, and biblical text. All the components of this music seem a part of the very fabric of my faith. I often sing it silently in my mind or out loud when I’m in traffic.
It is good to give thanks unto the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
It is good to give thanks unto the Lord.
Remembering God’s love in the morning and God’s faithfulness at night — that’s not a bad way to go through life! I have discovered that remembering God’s love and faithfulness always incites great gratitude within.
Life is often complicated, complex, and perplexing. When we need to know the right thing to do, we can look to Psalm 92 for a good model.
Indeed, it is (always) good to give thanks unto the Lord.