Psalm 108: O God, My Heart Is Ready


Kate Bluett has a knack for writing hymns that are fresh and insightful, yet draw a worshiper’s attention to the subject rather than the words. Her rendering of Psalm 108 captures the hope and confidence of this morning prayer perfectly. The music matches her words with a melody that leaps and dives like a brisk ride through a hilly landscape at sunrise.

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words by Kate Bluett
music by Greg Scheer
copyright 2023
CCLI #7214362
OneLicense #246753

1. O God, my heart is ready
to rise and sing your praise.
My soul in you is steadfast;
my song will wake the day.
My pulse reverberating
your name in every thrum,
so I will tell the nations
the wonders you have done.

2. For I have seen your mercy
that towers to the skies,
and I will know your justice
at last when you arise.
But is my hope now fading?
Shall I not see your love?
O God, my heart is waiting:
When will you shine above?

3. The earth is but your footstool,
and heaven is your throne:
Then save your earth from misrule,
whose hope is you alone!
When human strength is helpless,
our hearts turn back to you.
O God, come and defend us
who triumph in your truth!