The poetry of this Psalm enlivens my spirit with its many action verbs that evoke the overflowing love and energies of God as we humans experience Him, being turned, quickened, gladdened; hearing our Father speak peace and living in His Kingdom where righteousness and peace kiss, truth springs up, and fruit naturally grows on the trees.
O God, Thou wilt turn and quicken us,
and Thy people shall be glad in Thee.
Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy,
and Thy salvation do Thou give unto us.
I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me;
for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints
and to them that turn their heart unto Him.
Surely nigh unto them that fear Him is His salvation,
that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together,
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth is sprung up out of the earth,
and righteousness hath looked down from heaven.
Yea, for the Lord will give goodness,
and our land shall yield her fruit.
Righteousness shall go before Him
and shall set His footsteps in the way.
-From Psalm 84
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This Psalm holds great comfort and joy for me since I started pursuing Jesus. V3 Even the sparrow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, Oh Lord of Heaven’s Armies, My King and my God! NLT
The psalm is lovely. The title of your post is even more so!
Lovely words! And the image of the pomegranate tree and birds, too.
I like that translation. It’s unusual.