Mourning into dancing… (Psalms 30-32)

January 22, 2011

Dear reader, I had written you a lovely little post, but then it somehow disappeared into cyberspace. Alas. But I shall not be defeated by the machine and, very luckily, I had written today’s experiment in a separate file. It’s a word fall (something I think I’ve made up, but probably haven’t) and the idea is to reflect the way the words of the psalms seem to tumble out of the heart, sometimes desperate, sometimes praising, usually both.

I have picked the words that pop out at me and assembled them like they’re tumbling down the page. Here’s psalm 30:

 

Psalm 30

extol

    cried

        healed

           soul

               restored

                                    sing praises

                                          holy name

                                                 anger

                                       favour

                                   weeping

                                 joy

                                               prosperity

                                                       favour   

                                                                 hid

                                                    dismayed

                        cried

                            death

                     praise

                         gracious

mourning

               into

                  dancing

                                      thanks

                                           to you

                                                 forever.

Amen!

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3 Responses to “Mourning into dancing… (Psalms 30-32)”

  1. Fay said

    Is this a modern psalm? It feels like honey dripping from the heart. Thank you. x

  2. Just a collection of words from psalm 30. Glad you like it. Why don’t you try one?

  3. […] I thought I’d try another wordfall, like I used for my last post on psalms. I read Mark 1 and write down the words that seem to embody the feeling and the drama of the […]

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