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Psalm 4

Yesterday, for my Lenter Psalter group reading, I read the 1st Kathisma in the Psalter which includes Chapters 1-8 of the Psalms.

I was drawn to a verse in Chapter 4, actually several verses. This is a beautiful chapter.

When I called upon Thee, O God of my righteousness, Thou didst hearken unto me; in mine affliction Thou hast enlarged me.
Have compassion on me and hear my prayer.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye be slow of hear? Why do ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?
Know also that the Lord hath made wonderous His holy one; the Lord will hearken unto me when I cry unto Him.
Be angry, and sin not; feel compunction upon your beds for what ye say in your hearts.
Sacrifice a sacrifice of righteousness, and hope in the Lord. Many say: Who will show unto us good things?
The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us; Thou hast given gladness to my heart.
From the fruit of their wheat, wine and oil are they multiplied.
In peace in the same place I shall lay me down and sleep.
For Thou, O Lord, alone has made me to dwell in hope.

Psalter 4 (Psalter According to the Seventy)

I’m partial to verse seven.

Thou hast given gladness to my heart.

As I was preparing this post and reading through this chapter a few more times I took great notice of the very end of the chapter as well.

In peace in the same place I shall lay me down and sleep.
For Thou, O Lord, alone has made me to dwell in hope.

In peace we can lay our heads down to sleep, for He alone, gives us our hope!

Such comforting words.

I pray you have had a blessed week, dear friends. May you rest peacefully tonight as He brings you hope and gladness.

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