December 29, 2010

Saint David - Shepherd, Soldier, Harpist, King, Sinner, and Poet

King David
King David has gone down in history as a great and glorious king who did much for his kingdom.  He was not without his share of troubles, however.  Through the 73 Psalms attributed to this Old Testament king, many words of distress can be found.  Just a few examples include ...


How long, LORD  Will you utterly forget me?
(Psalm 13:2)

You have tried me by fire.
(Psalm 16:3b)

For the sake of your name, LORD, pardon my guilt, though it is great.
(Psalm 25:11)

Against you alone have I sinned; I have done such evil in your sight.  (Psalm 51:6)

Fear and trembling overwhelm me; shuddering sweeps over me.  (Psalm 55:6)

I am weary with crying out; my throat is parched.  (Psalm 69:4a)

For I am sorely in need; my heart is pierced within me. (Psalm 109:22)

Listen to my cry for help, for I am brought very low.  (Psalm 142:7a)


The 73 Psalms Attributed to King David

Psalm 3   -   Psalm 4   -   Psalm 5   -   Psalm 6   -   Psalm 7   -   Psalm 8
Psalm 9-10   -   Psalm 11   -   Psalm 12   -   Psalm 13   -   Psalm 14
Psalm 15   -   Psalm 16   -   Psalm 17   -   Psalm 18   -   Psalm 19   -   Psalm 20
Psalm 21   -   Psalm 22   -   Psalm 23   -   Psalm 24   -   Psalm 25
Psalm 26   -   Psalm 27   -   Psalm 28   -   Psalm 29   -   Psalm 30   -   Psalm 31
Psalm 32   -   Psalm 34   -   Psalm 35   -   Psalm 36   -   Psalm 37
Psalm 38   -   Psalm 39   -   Psalm 40   -   Psalm 41   -   Psalm 51   -   Psalm 52
Psalm 53   -   Psalm 54   -   Psalm 55   -   Psalm 56   -   Psalm 57
Psalm 58   -   Psalm 59   -   Psalm 60   -   Psalm 61   -   Psalm 62   -   Psalm 63
Psalm 64   -   Psalm 65   -   Psalm 68   -   Psalm 69   -   Psalm 70
Psalm 86   -   Psalm 101   -   Psalm 103   -   Psalm 108   -   Psalm 109
Psalm 110   -   Psalm 122   -   Psalm 124   -   Psalm 131
Psalm 133   -   Psalm 138   -   Psalm 139   -   Psalm 140   -   Psalm 141
Psalm 142   -   Psalm 143   -   Psalm 144   -   Psalm 145



Feast Day of King David:  December 29

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