The Song of Psalm 63

In the shadow of Your wings...

Tonight during worship, Papa told me to look at Psalm 63. So I looked at Psalm 63…and was utterly blown away.

Oh God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you
In this parched and weary land where there is no water.

I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.

I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.

But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down to the depths of the earth.
They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.

But the king will rejoice in God.
All who trust in him will praise him, while liars will be silenced.

The thing that really rocked me was when Papa told me that Psalm 63 is actually half of a duet. And He told me the other half, and it’s marvelously glorious. Here it is:

Oh God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you.
Oh Hannah, you are my daughter; I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you
Deep calls to deep; I have all you need and more. Draw nearer to me.
In this parched and weary land where there is no water.
Your desert of lack is a gateway of hope.

I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.
I have hidden you in My secret place, and have smiled upon you full in the face.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
It is my delight to delight in you; your praises are perfume!
I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
I will hold you in My hand for all to see, and I will prosper you your entire life.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.
You are My joy and My reward. Your faithfulness to me is praised through the heavens.

I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
Turn your affection on me as you lie awake, and I will plant wisdom into the depths of your heart.
Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
I will give you all things; I will be your strength and your protection, your shield at all times.
I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.
Remain in My presence, and I will remain in yours; I will never release you from My embrace.

But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down to the depths of the earth.
You shall not be overcome! My child is invincible, and nothing can conquer her!

They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.
Anyone who comes against her comes against Me, and will fall to destruction.

But the king will rejoice in God.
But my faithful daughter will praise Me and rejoice in Me all of her days.
All who trust in him will praise him, while liars will be silenced.
As she trusts in Me, so I trust her with my precious people; no other voice shall prevail but the Truth.

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