Psalm 126

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126: 5

The image is from Japanese Border Designs, courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler, from Dover Publications.

Psalm 125

They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion,
which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

Psalm 125: 1

The image is courtesy of Dover Publications, from Art Nouveau.

Psalm 124

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124: 8

The image was a free sample from Japanese Border Designs, courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler, from Dover Publications.

Psalm 123

Unto thee lift I up mine eyes,
O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Psalm 123: 1

Photo by Karl

Psalm 122, photos and poems

Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Because of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122: 7 – 9

Rose Photo by Karl

These are two poems that I posted before. Over time, I am learning the poems for a new book, with Karl’s photos. It is interesting to see which poems work well in different posts, and that I remember easily. Sometimes I rediscover poems in my archives.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

“Peace be within thy walls.”

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rose Photo by Karl