I have been dabbling with a bit of poetry lately. It has never been something I was particularly good at or interested in, but perhaps the Lord is opening up something new. Perhaps not! Time will tell!
This first attempt at a poem is based around Psalm 150, and is perhaps a little trite to the experience poet. Go easy on me however, I beg you! I here post the original words from the WEB Bible.
Praise God in his sanctuary!
Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!
2 Praise him for his mighty acts!
Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet!
Praise him with harp and lyre!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dancing!
Praise him with stringed instruments and flute!
5 Praise him with loud cymbals!
Praise him with resounding cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise Yah!
Psalm 150 (WEB)
And my poetic version…
Praise the Lord in the temple!
Praise the Lord for His might!
Praise the Lord in the heavens!
Cease not by day or by night
Praise the Lord for His acts
Praise the Lord for His deeds
Praise our God for His greatness
Praise Him for meeting our needs
Praise the Lord with the trumpet
Praise our God with the lyre!
Praise God with the harp
And lift your voices higher!
Dance for His glory
And sing for delight
Pluck strings for His praise
To worship God is right
Crash the cymbals together
Let the bells ring out
Play the flute and the ram’s horn
And make a joyful shout!
Let everything that breathes
Worship our wonderous Lord
That all may come to know Him
And He’ll forever be adored.
Do let me know what you think, and grateful for any pointers on how to step into the daunting world of poetry! If you know of any good blogs on the subject, I’d be keen to hear about them.