Yahweh, we praise you that all nations can praise your name.
Yahweh provides a strong foundation to build upon.
Humanity’s vanity makes a house of cards.
Yahweh, help us to perceive the idols we worship and break them on the ground.
When God opens a gate it should be entered;
It is fruitless to bang on a God-closed door.
Tyre worn down by the road she chose.
From the ends of the earth we hear singing:
“Glory to the Righteous One.”
Yahweh, you are a shelter in the storm and a shade in the heat.
Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
Sing about a fruitful vineyard:
I, the Lord, watch over it;
I water it continually.
I guard it day and night.
I lay a stone in Zion;
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation.
The one who relies on him need never be in anguish.
O Yahweh, help us to be pilgrims with 20:20 vision;
enable your people to be true disciples who listen.
Lord, we turnaround from idols &
fix our eyes on you;
we journey by roads &
byways that honour your instruction.
Military power can turn a nation into precisely what it aims to oppose.
Yahweh, we rejoice we are a scattered people!
A righteous king foretold;
The Spirit’s outpouring foreseen.
Hallelujah for eyes that see;
Hallelujah for ears that hear.
Yahweh you are the surest of foundations.
Our knowledge of you transforms,
as we taste salvation and see with wise eyes.
One day the nations will listen.
The eschaton as crocus in the desert.
Where has Judah placed its confidence?
In Egypt? In Yahweh?
Where have we placed our trust?