Psalm 131

weanedLike a child calm and still, Lord
Resting ‘gainst it’s mother’s chest
Is my soul in Your strong arms, Lord
Knowing You’ll do what is best.

I choose not to fill my mind with
Anxious thoughts and questions why
Humbly take life as You give it
Never on myself rely.

All God’s people, hear this anthem
Put your hope in Adonai
From this time and through forever
Trust the Lord who dwells on high.

© J Dan Small

Psalm 127

children giftUnless the Lord builds the house
The builders work in vain
Unless the Lord guards the city
The sentries watch in vain.

Why do you work from dawn to dusk
In hopes of having food to eat?
When God will meet your deepest needs
And give you rest.

And don’t resent having children
They’re a gift from the Lord
Like arrows in a warrior’s quiver
You’ll be glad you had a lot
And when the enemy confronts you
You will not be ashamed
Because the fruit of the womb is a reward.

© J Dan Small