Jan 11, 2013

Contemporary Hymn: Psalm 36

Here’s a contemporary setting of Psalm 36 from David Schutz.  You might try singing it to the NETTLETON (Come, Thou Fount of Ev’ry Blessing), or HOLY MANNA (Brethren we have met to worship) – or any other tune in meter.

Psalm 36

Lord, your love extends to heaven
and your truth draws to the sky;
Lord, your judgments and your justice
reach the depths and scale the heights.
Precious is your loving kindness,
caring for all living things;
Everyone who truly seeks you
finds protection ‘neath your wing.

In your presence they are feasted
with the riches you provide;
from the stream of your good pleasures
all their thirst is satisfied.
For in you is life’s pure fountain;
in your light we see the light.
Show your love to those who know you;
guard the righteous with your might.


~ text by David Schutz.  Posted on the LCA Worship Planning Page of the Lutheran Church of Australia.  If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.