Tag Archives: Psalms

The work of His fingers

Apollo 11I was at school 40 years ago when the USA Apollo 11 programme managed to put the first man on the moon with less processing power than my mobile phone. I was entranced by the whole adventure and have been fascinated by the space race ever since. I read today in The Church of England Newspaper that astronaut Buzz  Aldrin shared Holy Communion in thanks for a safe flight and was inspired to write our verses from Psalm 8 as he stared into the blackness of space from the lunar surface. The following are the only bible verses to be written and left on the moon:

A psalm of David.

 1 O LORD, our Lord,
       how majestic is your name in all the earth!
       You have set your glory
       above the heavens.

 2 From the lips of children and infants
       you have ordained praise [b]
       because of your enemies,
       to silence the foe and the avenger.

 3 When I consider your heavens,
       the work of your fingers,
       the moon and the stars,
       which you have set in place,

 4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
       the son of man that you care for him?

Truly awesome!

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Frank ‘n’ Psalms

psalmI have been listening again to Psalm– a collection of 12 Revised Standard Version Psalms by Evangelist, Actor and musician Frank McGregor. I find this collection uplifting, reflective, inspiring and reassuring – thank you Frank.

Col 3:16 says:“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Frank says in the sleeve notes to the CD; ” It’s not surprising that many of our hymns are based on them (psalms) because we can all relate in some way to them- they reflect both the joy and sorrow of human experience in relation to God…thanks to God who as used all of these Psalms to speak to me in different ways, times and places. My hope is that everyone who hears these songs also hears God speak to them too.”

To listen to sample tracks and to buy Psalms see http://www.gospelrocky.co.uk/supporters.html

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Where does my help come from?

I hope you enjoy Frank McGregor’s adaption of Psalm 121 as much as I do.

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