Sunday, April 03, 2005

Psalm 116

What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? I'll lift high the cup of salvation -- A toast to God! I'll pray in the name of God; I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, And I'll do it together with his people

I finally bought the U2 Elevation Tour 2001 DVD and heard Bono recite this at the beginning of "Where the Streets Have No Name." This is from Eugene Peterson's translation of Psalm 116:12-14 in The Message. The last phrase has a different emphasis than the NIV - "I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people" - but I really like the sense of community in the Peterson version.

This is a great passage for the time just after Easter, isn't it?

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