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Day 355: Singing a Psalm

I feel rested today. I am officially cutting back on the caffeine. At least after 6 p.m!

I slept like a rock last night. Hit the snooze button multiple times.  But I managed to make it to the gym a little earlier than usual.I worked up a sweat on the treadmill, while watching the comedy called "2016 Election" on CNN.

What? It's not a comedy? Not a reality show?  It is the real news?

Ha! 

But it is quite entertaining to watch. And it makes my cardio go by in a flash.

I did 20 minutes on the treadmill at a faster pace than usual. (1.25 miles). Then I did some upper body strength training:  Lat pull down - 50 pounds, 1 set of 12; Bench Press - 50 pounds, 1 set of 12; Shoulder Press - 50 pounds 1 set of 12. Then I did about 10 minutes of stretching, 10 minutes in the sauna and a nice soak in the jacuzzi.


I haven't posted a psalm in several days. My psalm today is Psalm 33, a very uplifting one! It is very joyful, suggesting praising God with music.  I posted the King James Version. I am currently rereading the bible in the King James translation. I adore the old English with all the "eths".

The words of this psalm sound like they should be sung.  I have been thinking lately of composing. Perhaps this one would be a good one to start with!

I am on my way to teach piano students. This Psalm will be a good one to recite as I walk. And perhaps the musical muse will hit me, and I can put it a melody to it!


Happy Thursday!


Psalm 33 

King James Version (KJV)

 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

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