The rivers have lifted up their voices.


The Lord is King, He is clothed with majesty;
the Lord is clothed with strength
and He hath girt Himself.

For He established the world
which shall not be shaken.

Thy throne is prepared of old;
Thou art from everlasting.

The rivers have lifted up, O Lord,
the rivers have lifted up their voices.

The rivers will lift up their waves,
at the voices of many waters.

Wonderful are the surgings of the sea,
wonderful on high is the Lord.

Thy testimonies are made very sure.
Holiness becometh Thy house, O Lord,
unto length of days.

Headwaters of the Sacramento, May 2015

6 thoughts on “The rivers have lifted up their voices.

      1. Ah, I wondered why that was. But glorious nevertheless. I was just thinking about the “line” or their “sound” from Ps 19 and here you’ve quoted the rivers. In my NKJV, it’s “the floods” rather than the rivers (I like both), crescendoing to “voice of many waters.” Majestic!


  1. A beautiful psalm. Just now, with the rivers flooding their banks and tearing apart roadways and livelihoods, I wonder if they are calling us to pay attention and to realize how feeble humankind really is.

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    1. Psalm 29 also, always makes me wonder about the sometimes violent “voices” of God and His creation:

      The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
      the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

      The voice of the Lord strikes
      with flashes of lightning.

      The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
      the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.

      The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
      and strips the forests bare.
      And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”


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