November 17

Written by Bill Grandi on November 17th, 2020

I love music! I don’t sing very well but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying music. I’ve been asked from time to time if I play a musical instrument since I like music so much. I say, “No. But I play a mean stereo.” (How’s that for a throwback word? How long since you heard that word?) Anyway, the psalms are filled with…well…songs. Here are just a few:

  • “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (23:1)
  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” (27:1)
  • “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” (51:1)
  • “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (51:10)  {Cue Keith Green}
  • “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” (91:1)
  • “He has removed our sins as far as the east is from the west.” (103:12)

Needing security. Needing courage. Needing reassurance. Needing a fresh start. Needing His presence. Those psalms are music to my ears. And they don’t even rely on a trained musical ear or a voice like a bird. Just a good ear sensitive to the Spirit’s song and good eyes to see the notes.

I’m wondering: do you have a favorite song (psalm)?

“Father, give me ears to hear and eyes to see.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oh, yes! I play a “mean stereo” also!!! Love me some Keith Green, especially that one!

  2. You’ve put a song in my heart for God today, Bill. Thank you!

  3. Ed says:

    Absolutely love music from the 60s… Except the Mamas and Papas… I still remember listening to Mac Davis on the radio when we used to live in Miami. Recently really got into the Beach Boys. I do play a little bit of guitar, but not really anything that passes for good enough music. (I’m a sight reader).

    Psalms is a really good book to get into at any time!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      They were NEVER a favorite of mine either Ed. Another group from that era, Spanky and our Gang, sounded too much like them as well. Thanks for the comment.