The Selah Service Reflections series features readings from the Psalms with music produced by Selah worship leader, Jeff Johnson. There is also a two minute time for silent prayer featuring the sound of the ocean outside the Abbey of Iona, Scotland.
released September 13, 2015
When Cicadas Marched (Excerpt)
© 2012 Sebastian Boy Music / Sola Scriptura Songs
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will take me in.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
Silent Prayer (2 minutes)
☩Ocean / Abbey of Iona, Scotland
In Toto Corde (Latin chant from Psalm 111)
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the deeds of the Lord!
they are studied by all who delight in them.
His work is full of majesty and splendor,
and his righteousness endures for ever.
© 2011 Sola Scriptura Songs
Total time: 10:02
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
“When Cicadas Marched” from the CD, WATERSKY
Jeff Johnson: Keys & percussion
Phil Keaggy: Guitar & bass
“In Toto Corde”
Janet Marie Chvatal: Voice
Jeff Johnson: Keys
Artwork by Kathy Hastings (www.kathyhastings.com