This continues my walk through the psalms, translating Hebrew to Doric and rendering the result into metrical form, after the example of the popular Metrical Psalms of 1650.
(Ti the Star Musician. O David.)
Syne in the LORD, I pit ma trust
Foo can ye say ti me:
“It’s best ye mak yersel richt scarce
An, like a birdie, flee!
“For, see! There’s skellums stringin bows;
Their shafts on string are girt!
They’ll use the cloak o dusk ti shuit
At fa’s upricht in hert!
“For, gin the very foonds be shent,
Fit can a guid man dea?”
The LORD is in His Sacred Place;
His throne’s in Hivven tee.
His een see’t aa; His flichterin gaze
Examines Adam’s race.
The LORD tests guid an bad; an him
Fa crueltie luivs, He hates.
As snares ti catch e wicked fowk
He’ll fire an brimstone drap.
A burnin-hot, consumin breath’s
The portion o their cup!
The LORD is richteous in Himsel,
An He luivs richteousness;
He revels in the upricht chiel
An turns ti him His face.
2017, 2019 Bruce Gardner
Note to: Psalm 11 in Doric.
The Psalms are an amazing collection of human experience for every individual or group situation. Are people giving you a hard time? Psalm 11 is one psalm that shows you that you’re not alone, Even the great King David (the ancestor of Jesus who lived a thousand years before Him), got tee’d off on occasion. Psalm 11 shows that. Are folk trying to con you, scare you, or tell you lies to bounce you into making a wrong move?
Psalm 11 is a classic example of that too. DON’T PANIC. PRAY.
There is a psalm for every occasion because all of life is covered by the psalms. Don’t go round getting anxious or popping pills! Find calm, perspective and not just an echo of what you’re going through, but a real sense of God’s peace, and a solution, in the psalms.
In this psalm, enemies are trying to panic David into making a fool of himself by their believable lies, but David realises that what they are really trying to do is to make him forget that God is still in charge, that he is God’s man. Instead, David hears the lies and sees they are trying to panic him but his calm answer affirms his unshakeable faith.
SO DON’T BE DISTRACTED BY TROUBLES OR IGNORANT OPINIONS.
LET THE PSALMS REMIND YOU ABOUT WHO IS ALWAYS IN CHARGE. HE IS THE JUDGE WHO IS COMING AGAIN. NO LIES, POPULAR OR OTHERWISE, WILL ESCAPE HIS TRUTH.