Four More Songs from One Psalm

Life is struggle, often scary, so in God I find my place.

Evil’s out there, so be wary; turn toward heaven. Run THAT race.

Though an army camp against me; fear will not invade my heart. 

Confident in God intensely, I will find the better part.

Just one thing have I requested: near to God to daily dwell.

To be hidden in God’s shelter when life’s struggles come to gel.

Even though that time’s not here yet, joyfully I shout out loud

Sing of how my needs have been met as I’m living Out and Proud!

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Source: Psalm 27:1-6  

Text:   © David Alexander 2020

Tune:  St Asaph

Score:   https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF-2010/ThroughtTheNight-StAsaph.pdf

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You have saved me, don’t forsake me

God, my father, mother be.

As you lead me and you teach me

On the path where I can see;

Vanquish ev’ry adversary

Roust them out and make them flee. 

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Psalm 27:9b-12

Text:  © David Alexander, 2020

Tune:  Bryntirion

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2013/Score/ThouWhoSentest-Bryntirion.pdf

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When I cry aloud, be gracious; turn your face and answer me.

Do not hide or turn me back, Lord; pay attention, I’m in need.

You have always been the one to whom, distressed, I’ve had to flee.

So I trust you’ve heard this call, and once again will set me free. 

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Source: Psalm 27:7-9a

Text:  © David Alexander, 2020

Tune:  Esther

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2013/Score/OToFathom-Esther.pdf

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I believe that, while living I’ll see

God’s goodness that is meant for me.

So I take heart, even as I’m waiting,

God is far better than words can say.

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Source: Psalm 27: 13-14

Text:  © David Alexander, 2020

Tune:  Blomqvist

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2012/Score/OBreathOfLife-Blomqvist.pdf  

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David Alexander continues to paraphrase madly and rhyme badly in Holland, MI after 39 years in Taiwan

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