Psalm 99, 27 Feb 22

‘O mighty ruler, lover of justice, you have established equity.’ 

Psalm 99 is worth waiting for. The verse quoted with its key words of ‘justice’ and ‘equity’ was the ringing statement at the heart of writing this web-site and blog. Justice and equity are pillars of creation, a fundamental element of the blueprint, and of the Psalter. This unobtrusive gem is just waiting to be noticed amongst the psalmist’s poetic dazzle in the first five verses of vibrant declarations of God’s greatness.

Read further in the page, Psalm 99: Establish equity.


Some time ago in honour of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the South Woden Uniting Church celebrated on 22 October 2017 in Canberra, a new setting was written for the occasion. (View score>)

Truly, this verse codifies a theme that should often be heard in our gatherings, a reference song in any tune in our hearts, an example for the rulers of nations.

Opening verses of Psalm 99 in Latin. The last line shown begins with an illuminated T for the latter part of verse 4: Tu parasti directiones; judicium et justitiam... As the old BCP translation went: “Thou hast prepared equity; thou hast executed judgement and righteousness.” The Rutland Bible, c. 1260, British Library MS6295.

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