Reading: Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 (Click to read text)
Reflection: The heading in my Bible for Psalm 80 is “For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A Psalm. I wonder how the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant” went? I wonder if anyone still knows? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear? I do know there is a song for Psalm 150 and if you have not heard it, then you need to get a copy Camp Mount Luther’s hit song CD, Lift Up Your Voices and listen to Track 3. It may not be the Psalm word for word but you will certainly get the gist of it!
I don’t know about you, but while straight memorization may be hard, I can remember words to songs. I recently sang through an entire Keith Green album I had not listened to in years! The songs fed my soul and kept me occupied on yet another long trip down Route 15 in PA. Obviously the message in Psalm 80 was important enough it needed to be remembered and repeated. The whole thing! The tune may now be lost to us but take just a verse and see if you can come up with a way to sing it. How about verse 3? --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
Prayer/Song: Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. Amen
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