Day One

Day 1 Wednesday 2nd March


If you are new to my blog, then for the next forty days things will be a little different, as we are learning Psalm 22, a poem about Easter, to raise money for Tearfund. I am attempting to learn the poem in Hebrew. Do sign up to follow my blog if you want to join our mental marathon. I will post an extract of the poem every day. Learn as much as you can…

I have divided Psalm 22 into segments, one for each day in Lent. Lent has 40 days, but Sundays are not included (don’t ask me why, sounds like cheating to me!) I have therefore divided the poem into 40 segments, and Sundays can be our recap days, when we relax and enjoy what we have learnt so far.

I suggest that you read/learn one segment each day, learning as much (or as little) as you can. If you have signed up to follow my blog, a new verse will be sent to you each day (so it will be very easy to learn—simply read it every time you check your phone, or wash your hands, or have a cup of tea).

You can choose whether to learn the poem in English, or a different language. I have included Mandarin and Spanish versions. I am going to attempt to learn it in Hebrew. I found the words online at so if you want a different language, check there. It’s a brilliant resource.  At the very least, if we read a little each day, the poem will become very familiar, so we recognise it instantly and can join in when we hear it read. But learning it by heart would be fabulous.

As this is something of a challenge, I am going to ask people to sponsor me, to raise money for Tearfund. If you would like to sponsor me, please go to my Just Giving page:

 It was easy to set up, so why not get some sponsors of your own and raise some money for Tearfund?

Let me know how you get on.

Psalm 22

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

. A Psalm of David.

לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל־אַיֶּלֶת הַשַּׁחַר מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִֽד׃



Al director musical. Sígase la tonada de «La cierva de la aurora». Salmo de David.

Anne E. Thompson
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