“Still Waters”, from “Creation: A Musical Tapestry”, a Forte Friday Post

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“Still Waters” . . . a place of peace

What do you think of when you hear, “Still Waters”? Do you think of a pond where there is no movement at all of the water? Or, do you see a gently moving stream? According to Merriam-Webster, still waters is defined as “a part of a stream where no current is visible”. It doesn’t say there is NO current, as in a pond. It does say the current is not “visible”. There is movement of the water, but it is so subtle, the eye can’t discern it.

The Benson Commentary refers to the still waters in Hebrew (מי מנוכת, mee menuchoth) as “waters of rests, or refreshments: quiet and gentle waters, running in small and shallow channels”. What a peaceful picture this paints in one’s mind! The Commentary goes on to say . . .

“God provides for his people, not only food and rest, but refreshment also, and pleasure. The waters by and to which he leads them afford them both a pleasant prospect and many a cooling and refreshing draught, when they are thirsty and weary. The consolations of God, the joys of the Holy Ghost, are those still waters by which the saints are led, streams which flow from the fountain of living waters, and make glad the city of our God.”

Sometimes, when we get weary with the things going on in our lives, we need to take a reprieve by “still waters”. Peace. A refreshing. A time to “let go and let God”. And, when you can’t physically go to a place of “still waters”, you can LISTEN to it in song!

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“Still Waters”, the song . . .

“Still Waters” is the second song taken from Psalm 23.  It, too, like “Green Pastures”, is peaceful, but in a minor key. It almost has the feel of “longing” for this place of serenity. We LONG for the peace and serenity of the “Still Waters”.

God probably created the “still waters” at the same time as he did the seas:

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.”

Genesis 1:9-10 (KJV)

While the Bible doesn’t specifically tell us exactly when the inland waters were created, we can assume that it was the same time or close to the same time as the other waters.

One thing we do know . . . still waters create a much different environment than the raging waters of the seas. One is peaceful, the other creates a sense of fear. In this song, “Still Waters”, you will experience His Peace.

I hope you enjoy it, and that while listening to it, you can envision being beside these waters, engulfed in His Peace.

To order the entire album, click on the link below. Other songs of this album include, “Heaven”, “Earth”, “Seas”, “Trees”, “Green Pastures”, “Sun”, “Moon”, “Stars”, and Creation”.

“Creation: A Musical Tapestry”

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