"I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from?" - Psalm 121:1 OK, it's in French. And it's an original French song too, so I have no actual translation to fall back on. Although for a reasonable summary of the lyrics, look at Psalm 121. I love this song. I love how it takes our … Continue reading Song: Mon Secours Est En Toi
"... I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance of your faithfulness" - Psalm 26:3 And just like that, it's over. I'm back in England. I'm looking back on my year in France. There's been a lot I've learned and experienced this year, which I'll try to sum up … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned
So it's nearly Easter. And this has become one of those things I do in the run-up to Easter - listening to choral works which recount the story of Jesus' death for our redemption. Amongst those I often listen to is Bach's St John Passion. The first movement is perhaps one of my favourites. The … Continue reading A Little Light Listening
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4 Psalm 23 is probably among the best-known Bible passages. And it's easy to see why. It's beautiful, it's evocative, it's reassuring. I will admit, Year Abroad … Continue reading Hymns: The Lord’s My Shepherd (Townend)
"Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise." - Psalm 47:6-7 The GBU weekend last weekend was hugely valuable to me. It encouraged me to be more disciplined. It taught and reminded me about the connection … Continue reading Forgotten Joys
One of the best things about being in France is learning a whole number of new hymns and worship songs - and being able to use those to learn more actual French as well! Venez, divin Messie (Come, divine Messiah) is a lovely French song which perfectly demonstrates how we wait in hope, especially during … Continue reading Hymns: Venez, divin Messie!
"Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:2 Faithful one, so unchanging Ageless one, you're my rock of peace Lord of all I depend on you I call out to you, again and again I call out to you, again and again You are my … Continue reading Song: Faithful One