Qui Habitat Part 3 (Third Sunday of Lent)

Today’s poem continues the Lent series based around Psalm 91 (“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High”) and other set readings for each of the Sundays of Lent. Today the readings come from 1 Corinthians 10 and Luke 13, in particular the warnings found in those passages to repent and believe, especially when we feel most secure in ourselves and are therefore blind to the threats around us. It is a sobering warning. I hope that the poem can be a challenge and a blessing to you all today.

Qui Habitat Part 3 (Third Sunday of Lent)

My people O my people you
Dwelt beneath my cloud and drank
My water from the rock and ate
My bread from heaven, from my Word
My people O my people you
Are not safe from harm.

My people O my people learn
From the ones who perished in
Siloam and from Galilee
For you will perish just like them
My people O my people if
You do not learn from them.

My people O my people dwell
Beneath the shelter of my wings
Find your rest in me alone
Find your righteousness in me
My people O my people dwell
Dwell and learn in me.

My people O my people stand
And do not think you will not fall
Your enemy is on the prowl
And you have feet formed out of clay
My people O my people look
Upon me and believe.

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