Psalm 102 reflection

The Lord looks down from his sanctuary

And he sees the earth broken and shamed

He’s seen the distress of the solitary

The lonely the weak and the maimed

He hears the pleas of the prisoners

No pleasure he takes from their plight

He knows of their wrongs and particulars

Whether they’re wrong or are right

Let this generation be now informed

Of his wondrous mercy and love

For no sinners plea to him will be spurned

As he looks on the earth from above

Jerusalem will bring forth praise

And his glory revealed throughout Zion 

For his power will both stun and amaze 

Those gathered that day to be with him.

For though we may wither like grass turned to hay

And destined for death and the grave

You laid the foundations on the first day

Your chosen, elect, to be saved

For once we were broken, wretched and in pain

You gave us new garments to wear 

Your grace remains constant your years never end

In your presence some day we’ll be there.

I’m a 74 year old retired engineer who lives in County Down N. Ireland. I’m now a widower since 2018. I have two children and three grandchildren who all live in the same area. My poetry experience started when I realised I had a knack for amusing rhyming verses regarding people in the office etc. I was then in demand for retirement poems and wedding receptions. I was raised in a Christian home and came to faith at a young age. Like a lot of young folk I was tempted by worldly things. Although during this time I never forgot my commitment and prayed for forgiveness and read my bible when I could. During my wife’s long illness I determined to commit myself fully once more and I started to attend church services again. I have recently attempted to try and write poems that could help others in their faith although I’m far from prolific. My style is still simplistic and generally rhyming.