Psalm 54

In seven short verses, David rehearses the themes encountered in many of the psalms, a cry for divine attention, safety and justice. At the end, reminded of past faithfulness and deliverance, he is moved to give thanks and more -- a freewill offering and sacrifice. Psalm 54 just squeaks into the lectionary in one year as an … Continue reading Psalm 54

Psalm 46

This is one of those short songs studded with some quite memorable lines, such as: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble (v.1) There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God (v.4) Be still then, and know that I am God (v.10) It also has … Continue reading Psalm 46

CIMF helpers

May is the month for the Canberra International Music Festival, with an extensive program of musical events. Several of our regular singers will be performing in at least one event (think Brahms, not psalms). Details are available at Each year many highly talented and accomplished musicians come to Canberra from far and wide to make … Continue reading CIMF helpers