Love and Faithfulness Meet in the Street

In my liturgical illiteracy, I got my lectionary weeks mixed up... But anyway, as a result here is a responsive version of Psalm 85 that I adapted for worship last week, when it is actually set for this week... (By the way the picture is by an artist called John August Swanson and was inspired by the liturgical use of Psalm 85)

Listen to what the Lord God says;
He promises peace to his people, his saints.
See how near his salvation is for those who fear him,
his glory will dwell in our land.
Love and faithfulness meet in the street;
righteousness and peace embrace and kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
righteousness pours down from heaven.
The Lord indeed gives goodness and beauty,
our land responds with a bounteous harvest.
Righteousness strides out before him
and prepares the way for his coming.

From Psalm 85: 8-13

I wonder whether love and faithfulness, righteousness and peace will meet each other in the streets of Belfast over these next few days?


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