Psalm 131

  1. A Song of Ascents. Of David.
    O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
          my eyes are not raised too high;
    I do not occupy myself with things too great
          and too marvelous for me.
  2. But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
          like a weaned child with its mother;
                like a weaned child is my soul within me.
  3. O Israel, hope in the Lord
          from this time forth and forevermore.

Anti-Psalm 131

 David Powlison

  1. Self, My heart is proud (I’m absorbed in myself),
          And my eyes are haughty (I look down on other people),
    And I chase after things too great
          and too difficult for me.
  2. So of course I’m noisy and restless inside, it comes naturally,
          Like a hungry infant fussing on his mother’s lap,
                Like a hungry infant, I’m restless with my demands and worries.
  3. I scatter my hopes onto anything
          and everybody all the time.

Updated on 2010-02-28 (r.152) by Keith Brooks