Cedarville Review, Anastasia Cook, Devotion

Department/School of Contributor's Major

English, Literature, and Modern Languages

Publication Date

Spring 2024


Creative Writing | Poetry

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Contributor's Note

A rich Protestant tradition, metrical psalm-singing has come into my life through the church I attend at Cedarville. The melody and meter have impressed the words into my heart in ways that mere memorization could not have done. In this era where poets and theologians have less and less to do with each other, I have sought to honor that tradition by writing my own versifications in the old meters. This psalm is the firstfruits of that effort. I have rendered it in the meter of the doxology, four iambic lines of eight syllables each, and it could be sung to any tune marked “L.M.” in a hymnal.


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