When the “Aboksu” blog began sometime in 2016, I had no idea what to put here. It was mainly a place for bloviation. Eventually, when I took up weekly preaching in English, it became a “sermon dump” (that also, was likely bloviation). In 2019, having been retired for 9 months, it became the place where I processed the progression identity change. Having left Taiwan and entered America, I needed a vent. It took a few months for me to find my feet and connect the life I’d enjoyed in Taiwan with the life I was learning in America. Though that learning process continues, it’s no longer my major occupation.
“Aboksu” will continue as a blog, but without the subtitle. If you have subscribed to it in the past for Taiwan content or stories from my past there, you might take this opportunity to exit. Contents will shift in a “liturgical” direction. Since late last year I’ve been writing church music. When I told some friends about that recently, I had to answer the question, “How will you distribute it?” I could only say, “I don’t know.”
In the past month or so, I’ve posted some “psalm mangling” efforts here. I had noplace else to go with them. Today, July 23rd, I resume daily posting. There are enough “new” things that I can fill for the rest of 2020 and go into 2021. Each comes with an audio link for you to click, and you can sing along. Any who have joined for “leaving Taiwan: learning America” fare might well respond, “Enough, already.” I promise, I’ll understand.
Peace to all. Aboksu
Click on the link after the word “audio” and sing along.
You’re the Judge
You’re the judge. Do – right and fair, pro – tect your heart and – hands each day.
Wicked people – lie from birth, they – wander and they – go astray
Some are poison, – some don’t listen. – Arguments their – minds don’t sway.
God knows how to – deal with them. They’re – not your business – anyway.
Let them be like: – grass that’s trodden; – like a snail dis – solved to slime;
Like the stuff scrubbed – from the bottom – of a pot en – cased in grime.
When the righteous – see God’s justice, – satisfaction – is sublime.
Folks will say that – there’s reward, so – wait for God to – act in time.
Source: Psalm 58
Text: © David Alexander, 2020
Tune: Yr Hun Gan (A Welsh Lullaby)