"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You" Psalm 57:1a
"Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us!
For we are exceedingly filled with contempt." Psalm 123:3
Or have you ever read something that feels very familiar...and it turns out to be a repeated refrain in a Psalm? There are "refrains" throughout Scripture:
"Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever." Psalm 107:1, Psalm 136:1, 1 Chronicles 16:34, and others
"Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:5, Psalm 57:11
"Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God." Psalm 42:5, Psalm 42:11, Psalm 43:5
I want my mind and heart to grow in song toward God until the mercy and truth of God flows from my heart as a stream of living water!