Wednesday, October 13, 2004


Over at Flos Carmeli (Ora pro nobis!) Stephen Riddle has an interesting post on poetry and translating the Psalms.
To my mind, some of greatest paraphrases of the psalms can be found in the hymnody of the the English Nonconformist Isaac Watts. Particularly fine is his hymn O God Our Help in Ages Past which is a paraphrase of Psalm 90.
Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

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