This page is dedicated to the psalms that you write. Though psalms and poetry are similar - many psalms are poems and many poems are psalms - they differ in that a psalm is written TO God, not just ABOUT God. It can be a psalm of praise (What I like about you), of prayer (what I need from you), poetry (pretty words writ nice about you) or pain (I hurt and I thought you should know), but the main thing is that it addresses God directly in at leaast some part of it.
Another way to look at it is that you are writing a personal note to God. It really can be that simple and that informal, and because it can be both simple and informal, it can be an easy thing to write. Go ahead and give it a try. You might be surprised to find that you have a talent for it. And of course, once you've written a psalm, send it on and we'll post it here.
Psalm of Praise
by Robert Cox
My maker sustainer
Protector of family and friends
Giver of strength - To face the darkest of valleys.
His patience legendary,
His love endures forever.
How much do I love Him?
How wide is the ocean?
I adore my God, Lord and King
Asking forgiveness, I bow before him.
So much left undone,
To be put into his hands.
Peace like a river,
His presence demands.
Thanks be to God for family and friends,
My maker sustainer,
The Lord and King.
My Lord, My God, My Father, My Friend
By Dan Shegrud
My Lord, my God, my father, my friend.
Unequaled are you among men.
Immeasurable are you by man.
Infinitely greater than I and yet you see me.
Infinitely wiser than I and yet you love me.
The universe is your play toy, a minor bauble,
an insignificant expanse,
And yet I am counted as your treasure,
Embraced as your lover, adopted as your heir.
I am the least of the least, the lowest of the low,
unworthy of even your smallest notice,
And yet through Christ, My brother, my Redeemer,
I am spotless in your sight
And seated with the highest of the high.
Search me oh Lord.
Tear down the strongholds in my soul
That stand against you.
Make me a useful tool to build your kingdom,
A beautiful instrument for your praise and glory.
Lord, You Have All the Details
by Jason Cutter
Lord, you have all the details figured out.
Thank you for always watching.
Waiting. Helping. Guiding.
Even if I do not realize it.
I cannot believe you care so much
to pay any attention to me.
One person this planet.
In your universe.
Even if I haven't always paid attention to you.
I have learned to trust in your plan for me.
From that red stop light, to the next phone call I get.
All means something to you.
I have still to know what your master plan is for me.
How can I impact the world around me in your glory?
What do you want of me to help the people I meet.
To help them be happy and successful.
Thank you God for your love and faith in me,
to be your messenger of hope and help.
MY LIFE AS YOU WANT IT
By Linda Lowd
God, my life as you want it
And marriage and kids
are on my mind.
I want to be obedient!
And it hurts!
God, thank you for your
mercies every day,
that I can start over fresh.
Am I doing what you want me to do?
I want your heart!
I am afraid of being alone,
without my family.
that you never give up
WIZARD OF LIFE
(to the tune of
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, kind of)
By Dan Hansen
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
God still smiles so wide
Somewhere over the pearly, golden gates
Way up high
Somewhere God dreams…dreams…
Dreaming of you
Oh God why, oh why can’t I?
I’ll keep dreaming dreams of spending
Eternal life with you
Why oh why can’t I?
I LOVE THAT YOU GAVE ME LIFE
By Heather Arms
I love that you gave me life, and I am alive,
no longer dead.
I love how, no matter what I may say or do,
you stay by my side.
I fear, sometimes, that I’ll push you too far
and you’ll stop loving me.
I can’t believe you love me
as much as you do,
after all I’ve put you through.
I’m so thankful that you are love,
and that you show us how to be so too.
THIS ABOUT LIFE
It is like life
Is a show we give to many
That is why God
To light the way
to guide them
WHEN DID THE CROCUS BLOOM?
By Debbie Kay Lee Horne
When did the crocus bloom?
It happenedwhen I was
too busy to see
Lord, thank you for opening my eyes
to the first sign of spring
A new beginning!
Winter was harsh, but as usual you
carried me gently through the
cold, cold nights.
WHAT AMAZES ME
Lord, the love you have for me
I can feel it pouring over me
Your faithfulness surpasses
all of my understanding
I know you will never fail me
I will worship you, Lord, forever
Because of your unfailing love
Even when I am most fearful,
And now matter how far I stray,
You always love me
Your love is amazing
And I thank you that it
PRAISE GOD, MY KING
by Stephen Hitt
December 10, 2010
Praise God, my king, who died for me,
From sins cruel chains he set me free,
Early I will seek my king
and ever more his praises sing,
Saved by his amazing Grace,
I long to see my Saviour’s face
With loving eyes he saw my plight,
And reached me in my darkest night
With precious ears he heard my cry,
And lifted up my soul on high
My sins forgiven, and Christ within,
This new life now, I’ll live for him.
For who is like our mighty King
Whose praises I will daily sing
There is none other to be found
Like Christ the rock…. my solid ground.
HELP ME TO FEEL WHOLE
By Anne Arana
Lord, help me to feel whole,
For I am exhausted
Give me rest
You hear my cries
You know me,
you know my heart
You know what I need most
How much longer
until you come?
Each day grows longer
than the one just passed
What if my strength wears out?
I do not want to fail your plan for me
Thank you for your patience
Your unconditional love never fails me
GOOD MORNING, LORD
Good morning, Lord
Humble, I come to you, the Lord, the Shepherd
I the lost lamb, even though I fight like a lion
You come with open arms, not with harsh words
Your voice like smooth velvet, not like sharp, cold ice
Under your shadow I find peace and rest
Not under ridicule or judgment
But under grace and mercy
Lord, I come, thankful, stubborn as I am
Lord, I am honored to be called your son
I thank you
OH GOD, MY GOD, HOW
I PRAISE YOUR NAME!
By Kathy Hansen
Oh God, my God, how I praise your name!
You are the very essence of my being
And the reason for my joy
You bring joy out of sadness and
Peace out of pain
I am amazed everyday how much
you bless my life
I see your fingers everywhere,
And leading me along your path
As I look at each of my children and grandchildren
I see your faithfulness
Thank you for loving me, for saving my soul
And for blessing me beyond my imagination
Thank you for loving me enough
to correct me
And making me go through the hard times
in order to grow and learn
Thank you that I didn’t go through
Oh God, My God, how I praise your name!