A Modern Psalm

The biblical Psalms is a book of poetry. It is comprised of various types; psalms of praise meant to be sung, psalms of lament, and psalms of gratitude celebrating God. It’s easy to distinguish these three types but there may be additional categories or subcategories. Today, I’m going to share a modern psalm.

My friend, Carol, wrote the poem. I find it moving and powerful and I’m grateful she agreed to share it with you, my readers.

The Rescue

Oh, would you rescue me,
Oh, would you hear my plea?

I am lost and afraid,
Would you come and
Rescue me?

You hear when a sparrow falls,
Do you hear me when I call?
Please rescue me.

My life is a torturous wreck,
My heart is in so much pain,
Would you come rescue me?

I am lost in a forest of trees,
Would you come find me?

I am not hiding on purpose you see,
I need to know if you love me.
Would you come rescue me?

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I am coming soon would you hear me calling you?
I am your knight in shining armor,
I am your Savior of this hour.

There is none to compare,
I am the One who has always been there.

I have seen your tears
And caught them in a bottle
Counting all your pain and sorrow.

I am here to rescue you. . . Come to me
You are beautiful to me.
It is true, “I love you.”

Mirror to mirror, skin to skin,
I’ll be closer to you than your dearest friend.

Your heart will be filled with joy and laughter,
I am your happily ever after.

I have heard your tears falling like rain,
I have come to heal your pain.

I have come to rescue you,
I have come to rescue you.

I am here!

© Carol A. Blair

Dear Reader, do you see scriptural truths woven throughout Carol’s psalm? Below is a list of Scriptures I noticed. Let me know if you see others.

“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. The LORD is near the brokenhearted; he saves those crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:17-18, CSB).

“Turn, LORD! Rescue me; save me because of your faithful love” (Psalm 6:4, CSB).

“Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent” (Matthew 10:29, CSB).

“You have kept record of my days of wandering. You have stored my tears in your bottle and counted each of them.” (Psalm 56:8, CEV).

“In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me and rescued me” (Psalm 118:5, TLB).

Prayer:
Dear Father God, thank you for the ancient gift of poetry found in Scripture. Thank you for the creativity you continue to put in people with words that comfort, encourage, inspire, give voice to our pain, or minister to us.

Father, for people who are crying, “Please rescue me.” Hear their prayers, and be the One who rescues them eternally. Amen.

Author Bio
I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About page if you want to read more of my story.

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Sharing bits of memoir in the format of devotionals, prayers, short stories, and occasionally a poem.

11 thoughts on “A Modern Psalm

    1. Thanks, Manu. I related due to the poem’s emotional language. . . I’ve felt that sentiment in my life. But it was the power of God’s word that captured me in Carol’s piece. It concludes with HOPE in Christ! Yehovah bless you.

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    1. Your most welcome, Simply B. To God be the Glory. Carol gives all credit to God for inspiring the poem and He prompted me to ask if I could share it. I sensed it would resonate with many. Yehovah bless you.

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  1. Thank you for sharing Carol’s beautiful modern Psalm with us, Manette. I enjoyed your closing invitation to find the scriptures woven within as well as reading those you had found. The lines “There is none to compare, I am the One who has always been there” brought to mind Isaiah 45. “For this is what the Lord says- He who created the heavens, He is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, He founded it: He did not create it to be empty but formed it to inhabited- He says “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” (v. 18)

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