Guest Blog – Psalm 68 in Rhyme

This is a guest post from Kyle Holt of The New Parables and The Bible in Rhyme. From his blog: Each person is called to use the talents God gave us; to be a voice of one calling out in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight paths for Him.”

I really appreciate that Pastor Andrew invited me be a guest blogger. I was trying to think about a couple of different types of blogs I could post, and this was the first one that popped in my head.

I mentioned in a previous post about my work on The Bible in Rhyme ( I have Genesis 1 on the website, but I thought I’d post another section here. After you read this, I encourage you open up the Bible and compare it to Psalm 68 in the Bible. My hope is that The Bible in Rhyme will be a portal to help people open up and explore the Bible in total. I welcome your comments (good, bad, and ugly) here or on my blog,

Psalm 68

May God arise and scatter his foes.
The wicked will perish as everyone knows.
Sing to the Lord who rides on a cloud.
Extol your praises, crying aloud.
A father to orphans, the widow’s defender;
He honors believers and cuts down pretenders.
We marched through the desert with You as our guide
and gained our inheritance, though we were tried.
Great was the glory of those who announced
God and His name, but those who denounced
His honor were struck down, peasant and king.
But all who have seen His power now sing.
God sends one thousand chariots out
and crushes His enemies. Now who will doubt?!
The twelve tribes have come proclaiming a song.
Egypt and Cush will submit to the throng.
Announce that He’s come across all the earth.
All who know Him know what He is worth.
Wherever we tread and wherever we trod,
He will be with us. Praise be to God!

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner