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Psalm 32 – Hiding Place

Believe it or not, there was a time when the thought of making or even reproducing music with a computer, especially a personal computer, was wildly hi-tech. My earliest Apple computers could only play one note, one frequency at a time. I remember a great milestone in the development of (amateur) digital audio when I first owned a computer that could play a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) file. I even remember what the first meaningful MIDI file I ever listened to was: “You Are My Hiding Place” an old Maranatha Music chorus by Michael Ledner. The MIDI version was pretty well done – I hummed the tune and heard the harmonies in my head for years.

I haven’t been able to find the exact version, but in honor of Psalm 32:7, here are links to a Maranatha singers version and to a guitar instrumental version. There is also a nice Maranatha Praise instrumental version on an album called “Praise Gold”, available on itunes, but it’s not available on Youtube.

In context in Psalm 32 this verse follows the Psalmist’s meditation on the withering nature of un-confessed sin and the blessing of confession and forgiveness. I don’t think we can experience God as our hiding place or our deliverer or our guide without first confessing our sins, receiving forgiveness of them through trust in Jesus and repenting of them.