As announced in my 500th blog post, after ten years of writings on the music of the psalms, weekly comments on the coming Lectionary psalm selection have given way to a more static compendium of selective thoughts on the music of the psalms. To read about a particular psalm, here are your two easiest options: … Continue reading Welcome

Psalm 71, 30 Jan 22

‘In your righteousness set me free’ (2) Girl with lyre, Adolf von Hildebrand, c.1910. Alte National Gallery Berlin This psalm touches many of the common ideas sprinkled throughout the psalter; the essential goodness and caring nature of the creator, the rock, the strong fortress; the psalmist seeking succour ‘out of the depths’ of harsh experience; assurance … Continue reading Psalm 71, 30 Jan 22