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- Reading the Text:
- NRSV (with link to Anglicized NRSV, Common Worship Psalter, ASB Psalter, and BCP Psalter) at Oremus Bible Browser.
- Hebrew Interlinear Bible, WLCv, WLC5, CHES, AV.
- The Bible Gateway: NRSV, RSV, NIV, NASB, CEV, The Message, KJV, etc.
- The Blue Letter Bible. KJV, alternate versions, Hebrew text with concordance, commentaries.
- The World Wide Study Bible includes commentary, exposition and sermons.
- Historical References, Commentary and Comparative
- VI.3, Commentary on the Gospel of John, Philocalia [anthology of Origen prepared by St. Basil and St. Gregory Nazianzen], Origen. (c.230)
- VII.XXXIV, Against Celsus, Origen. (c.246)
- From Augustine's Exposition on the Psalms.
- Rashi's Commentary, c. 1075. chabad.org.
- From the Geneva Notes.
- From Matthew Henry's Commentary.
- From Wesley's Notes.
- From the Commentary on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871).
- Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis:
Psalm 63:1-8, (Lent 3C), Beth L. Tanner, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2016.
- "The psalm integrates well with the Isaiah text. It could be seen as the response to the cry of the prophet that invites those in need to come to God for rest and refreshment. "
- "Longing for More," Karoline Lewis, Working Preacher, 2016.
- "It's hard to bear fruit when there's just not that much left to give."
- "A Plain Account"Steve Hoskins, 2016.
- "A Psalm of David, it is traditionally attributed to being written in the wilderness of Judea, when David and those loyal to him were caused to flee Jerusalem during the rebellion against him by his son Absalom (II Samuel 15-18)."
- The Center for Excellence in Preaching, Stan Mast, resources from Calvin Theological Seminary: Comments & Observations, Textual Points, Illustration Ideas, 2016.
- Pulpit Fiction, podcast. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc. Robb Mc Coy and Eric Fistler, 2016.
- "Hide and Seek," meditations on the Psalms by Sylvia Purdie, 2015.
Psalm 63:1-8, (Lent 3C), Paul O. Myhre, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013.
- "The psalmist provides a poetry that sweeps hearers and readers into a new pattern of reflection. "
- The Timeless Psalms: 63:1-8, Lent 3C, Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2013.
Psalm 63:1-8, (Lent 3C), Jane Strohl, Preaching This Week,
- "Here we must come when hostility threatens, when loss and grief leave us feeling abandoned. For here God's love claims us. In the shadow of God's wings, we will sing for joy."
The Old Testament Readings
(Psalm 63:1-8, Lent 3C): Weekly Comments on the Revised Common
Lectionary, Theological Hall of the Uniting Church,
- "The statement in v. 3a, that God?s steadfast love is better than life, does not imply that the psalmist puts little value in their own life. What they speak of here is the relation between God?s steadfast love and their own life."
- "Morning Prayer," Larry Broding's Word-Sunday.Com: A Lectionary Resource for Catholics.
Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Discussion,
Psalm 63:1-8, Wesley White. "A place of
conversation regarding Progressive Christianity."
- "A soul thirstily waits, like a fig tree in need of watering and fertilizing. There is no fruit or expectation of fruit. It is unable to break through a dark night on its own."
- Commentary, Psalm 63:1-8, (Lent 3C), Beth L. Tanner, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2016.
- Recommended articles from ATLAS, an online collection of religion and theology journals, are linked below. ATLAS Access options are available for academic institutions, alumni of selected theological schools, and clergy/church offices.
- With Children:
- "I Will Be Filled with Excitement Like a Guest at a Banquet," Sunday School Lessons: Family Bible Study, art projects, music, stories, etc.
- Graphics & Bulletin Materials:
- Hymns and Music:
- 'O God, I Seek Your Grace,' Text: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, Tune: CARLISLE 126.96.36.199 ("Stand Up and Bless the Lord"). A new hymn based on Psalm 63.
- The Seedbed Psalter, with selected tunes for singing.
- Hymnary.org, hymns, scores, media, information.
- Contemporary/Praise Song suggestions, Together to Celebrate, David MacGregor.
- Hymns with Scripture Allusions: Psalm 63. The Cyber Hymnal.
- Psalm 63:1-8 set to Dix (77 77 77) by Dale A. Schoening, Metrical Psalms.
- Fine Arts Images Linked at The Text This Week's Art Index:
- Movies scenes with the following themes, listed at The Text This Week's Movie Concordance:
- Study Links and Resources for the Book of Psalms