IN THE LAMENT PSALMS
|1.||Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge.|
|2.||1 cry to God Most High, to God who fulfils his purpose for me.|
|3.||He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame those who trample on me. Selah.|
|4.||.1 lie down among lions that greedily devour human prey; their teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords.|
|5.||Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth.|
|6.||They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my path, but they have fallen into it themselves.|
|7.||My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make melody.|
|8.||Awake, my soul! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn.|
|9.||1 will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.|
|10.||For your is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the clouds.|
|11.||Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth. (NIV)|
Though this abrupt shift in mood in the lament psalms has long been discussed by scholars, no satisfactory explanation has yet been
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Publication information: Book title: The Book of Psalms: Composition and Reception. Contributors: Peter W. Flint - Editor, Patrick D. Miller Jr. - Editor. Publisher: Brill. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 2005. Page number: 224.
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