We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
A lament in the time of Covid-19.
By the live streams of YouTube and Zoom, we sat and wept
when we remembered our gatherings.
There on the stands
we hung our unplayed guitars,
tormented by the pandemic,
mocking and demanding:
‘Sing your worship songs!’
How can we sing the songs of the Lord
while wearing a facemask?
In this strange land of social distancing,
let me not forget when we gathered together,
where we could sing and celebrate,
in our hundreds and thousands,
about the new Jerusalem, the heavenly city,
before the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Our buildings may have closed
but your church, Lord, is still active.
One day the coronavirus will be gone,
doomed by vaccine or cure.
Cast out this plague from our land
and teach us a new song in praise of you.
Dear Lord, teach us how to sing your songs in this strange land.
You can find a selection of worship songs recorded by the CNC Worship Team on our YouTube channel or by clicking on this page.