A poet in love with God,
his heart a harp in the streets,
praising God's wonderful works
in sea and bird and star,
in the history of his people,
in His words that form His children,
for Yahweh created it all
and saves His servants who call His name.
His greatest work is man
with the heart that knows God,
rooted in thanksgiving
for bringing all this to pass.
Those who live under the wings
of the Most High can say,
"You are my refuge and my fortress;
I will fear no evil because You are with me,"
and experience the Presence
that no army can conquer.
"Elohim sparks hope for the future
for the Lord is King
of the Heavens and earth,
who will always be there
to strengthen and renew His faithful.
In sorrow the suppliant calls the Almighty
to bestow His mercy,
"Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord,
Lord hear my voice."
God is a storm of lightening and rain,
thundering fear into hearts that do not know Him,
while watering the wheat of His chosen Aramean,
and lighting the way of his earthly wanderings.
These prayers of Jesus and the prophets
inspire the feelings
of the true worshipper of God
Who reveals the secret
of His inmost nature
to whoever is a psalmist at heart.