Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Threefold Shield

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? 
—Psalm 27:1 (Geneva Bible 1560)

When God displays his mercy and favor, there is nothing to be afraid of. This is further intimated by the accumulation of terms which the psalmist employs, when he calls God not only his light, but his salvation, and the rock or strength of his life. His object was to put a threefold shield, as it were, against his various fears, as sufficient to ward them off. 
 —John Calvin


Lord Jesus you shall be my song as I journey.
I’ll tell everybody about you wherever I go.
You alone are our life and our peace and our love.
Lord Jesus you shall be my song as I journey.

Lord Jesus, I’ll praise you as long as I journey.
May all of my life be a faithful reflection of you.
May the earth and the sea and the sky join my song.
Lord Jesus, I’ll praise you as long as I journey.

As long as I live, Jesus, make me your servant
To carry your cross and to share all your burdens and tears,
For you saved me by giving your body and blood.
As long as I live, Jesus, make me your servant.

I fear in the dark and the doubt of my journey,
But courage will come with the sound of your steps by my side;
And with all of the family you saved by your love,
We’ll sing to your dawn at the end of our journey. 

This is the English translation of the French song Jésus, je voudrais te chanter sur ma route. It comes from Les Petites Soeurs de Jésus.

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