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God's Song, Psalm 42:8, poem by Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya

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God's Song, Psalm 42:8

Long hours of grading papers multiply day by day

I labor for my kids while my heart serves the Lord

When my strength reaches a limit, He directs

My worries back to him. His

Steadfast kindness is His love

I dreamed of a shadow life when I circled aimlessly at night

But then I was still lost, I was not His

When I’m exhausted, I sometimes forget His song

Yet when I wake up early, I hear it in my heart, and so it is

At graduations, children clap His song joyfully with me

My prayer shines in lessons that I teach day by day

To be a symmetry of love,

To serve the God Who has served my people,

Of His sheep, I am a simple one.

My faith restores my life

“By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—

a prayer to the God of my life.”

Psalms 42:8 NIV

Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya is a freelance writer who explores the themes of mental health, neurodiversity, and Christian faith in her writing. Her essays and poems have been published or are forthcoming in Agape Review, Amethyst Review, Ancient Paths Online, Ekstasis, Trouvaille Review, and many other publications, and have been nominated two times for the Pushcart Prize. Yevgeniya lives with her husband and their son in New Jersey.

You can check out her blog at Her eBooks include:

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19 nov 2023

I love: "He directs my worries back to him, " and "I sometimes forget His song, yet when I wake..., I hear it in my heart." Praise the Lord!

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