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He Who Dwells (Inspired by Psalm 91) 

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Psalm 91

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, 
My God, in whom I trust!” 
3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper 
And from the deadly pestilence. 
4 He will cover you with His pinions, 
And under His wings you may seek refuge; 
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. 

5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, 
Or of the arrow that flies by day; 
6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, 
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. 
7 A thousand may fall at your side 
And ten thousand at your right hand, 
But it shall not approach you. 
8 You will only look on with your eyes 
And see the recompense of the wicked. 
9 For you have made the Lord, my refuge, 
Even the Most High, your dwelling place. 
10 No evil will befall you, 
Nor will any plague come near your tent. 

11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, 
To guard you in all your ways. 
12 They will bear you up in their hands, 
That you do not strike your foot against a stone. 
13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra, 
The young lion and the serpent you will trample down. 

14 “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; 
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. 
15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; 
I will be with him in trouble; 
I will rescue him and honor him. 
16 “With a long life I will satisfy him 
And let him see My Yeshua (salvation).


A Sacred Lament: Psalm 22 - A Song for Good Friday 

My God, my God, 
why have you abandoned me?
Why are you so far from helping me?

I cry day and night 
But You do not answer
And I find no rest

Yet, You're enthroned on the praises of Israel
Our Fathers trusted You....and You rescued them!

They cried out to You
They trusted in You
And You saved them....

So God, my God...why have You abandoned me?
Yet, I'm a worm
I'm scorned for all humanity

They pierce my hands, my feet
I can count all my bones
My heart melts like wax...

(Mi kamocha Ba'elim Adonai?
Mi kamocha e'dar hakodesh
Nora tehillot, oseh pheleh, oseh pheleh...) 

My God, My God, why have you abandoned Me?
Do not be far away, Lord
O, my strength, come rescue my soul from the sword
Save me from the Lions

For You have answered me...

Teresa Thomas Music




A Devastating Loss 

I was doing homework in the library at the University tonight, when I got a message that a former musician friend has passed away from cancer.  Friends - he only found out he had it... in JULY!  And now, he's gone.  I didn't even know he was sick.  I'm not on Facebook that often, so I didn't see he had been ill.  It is such a shock. 

But, we have this hope, you see: He is now in the shelter of the Most High God. He is no longer suffering.  The plague of cancer will *never* touch him, again.  In fact, death no longer has a grip on him -- he is with the Almighty, in the shadow of His wings!  My heart is *breaking* for his wife and children, tonight.  

Well, I was so distracted after I got the word that I couldn't study.  I packed up my books and went to the practice rooms in the Music Dept.  I no sooner opened my bible to Psalm 91 that a student was knocking on my door saying they were 'closing in 10 minutes at 10pm'.  So, I had 10 minutes to write something for Dave.  It's very short, but I have confidence he is no longer suffering, and in the Presence of our God. 

Lord, be with Karin and the children, tonight - give them comfort and peace.  
Even when our hearts are breaking, we will still trust You, Lord.  



Musical Devotion: Psalm Songs - "Wings" (Ps. 55 & 91) 


Today's Musical Devotion is part of my 'Psalm Songs' series.  Last week, I shared that I love to put music to unknown hymns, and I love to write music for the Psalms as well.  Today's song is inspired from Psalm 55, written by King David, and Psalm 91 (which I highly suspect was written by David, though we don't know for sure.)   I do find it rather amusing that the fierce, courageous, bold little David that took on Goliath is the same David that writes the words, "If I had wings like a dove, I would fly away and find rest"! 

The Psalms are full with instruction, history, prophecy, praise and encouragement.  I have held onto them in my darkest moments, and shouted them with the loudest praises.  I hope you will find them to be as much a blessing as I have.

This is a live performance recording -- I did not have the ability to adjust volume of instruments, etc.  It's available as a Free Download on my Music page. Enjoy!