King David’s Struggles
[Continuing the idea of a hymn on Sundays]
King David, choice of God for ruling,
his people leading many years;
composer, singing psalms appealing,
revealing faith he’d learnt in tears.
Whatever causes of his turmoil:
his sin, his troubles, scheming Saul:
however low, he’d still in prayer toil,
and on the Lord of promise call.
For laying hold of all God’s promised, –
see: that’s how David struggled up, –
a way of grace his God had furnished, –
the Lord himself would drink the cup.
And all his failings he acknowledged;
for his repentance was sincere.
He trusted, pleaded: God provided
assurance, peace, removed his fear.
Tune: 98 98 eg St Clement by Clement Scholefield
Tune of ‘The Day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended’ or Spiritus Vitae by Mary Hammond, tune of ‘O Breath of Life, come sweeping through us'.