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Improv on Psalm 121 … Denali

I will lift up my eyes to Denali, from whence comes my help. My help comes from God who made the High One and all the wounded Appalachians whose summits have been blown away for veins of coal. God suffers … Continue reading

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An invocation based on Psalm 8

Aware that next Sunday’s lectionary asks for Psalm 8 (responsive): O God, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Your glory — light-years old in galaxies, is also the waking cry of infants, the “twinkle, twinkle” song of … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 137, for the girls in Nigeria

By my rivers – the Merrimack and the Piscataqua, so far from the Kaduna, the Jebba, the Niger, I sit down to weep. How can I sing the songs of Mother’s Day, receive the thumb-smudged card, flowers, a phone call … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 121 for Mountain Top Removal Mining

I am currently at General Synod the national meeting of the United Church of Christ in the United States in Long Beach. We are randomly assigned to committees that handle resolutions and I was assigned to a resolution on Mountain … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 150, from the music of IT

Praise God on every platform! Praise God with the teen’s newest app and the grandmother’s desktop monitor! Praise God in the Cloud! Praise God whose search knows anyone who is running away from life. Praise God whose browser retrieves every … Continue reading

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Psalms from Place

The psalms of scripture are filled with the holy “land” as well as the longings of God’s holy children. This Saturday I’ve written improvisations on common psalms from two places that I have visited to celebrate them and to encourage … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 137

For Barack Obama’s trip to the Middle East. Improv on Psalm 137 If I forget you, O Jerusalem – if I forget the sunset playing across the wall of the Old City the sound of shofar, muezzin, and the bells … Continue reading

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