2  A Song of God’s Descending

1    I love you, O Lord my strength.  

The Lord is my crag, my fortress and my deliverer.

2    In my distress I called upon the Lord  

and cried out to my God for help.

3    He heard my voice in his temple  

and my cry came to his ears.

4    He parted the heavens and came down  

and thick darkness was under his feet.

5    He rode upon the cherubim and flew;  

he came flying on the wings of the wind.

6    He made darkness his covering round about him,  

dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion.

7    From the brightness of his presence, through the clouds  

burst hailstones and coals of fire.

8    The Lord also thundered out of heaven;  

the Most High uttered his voice

with hailstones and coals of fire.

9    For you will save a lowly people  

and bring down the high looks of the proud.

10  You also shall light my candle;  

the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be bright.

11  As for God, his way is perfect;

the word of the Lord is tried in the fire;  

he is a shield to all who trust in him.

Psalm 18.1,6,7,10-14,28,29,31

All   Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.


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