The Song of Psalm 119
I am but a foreigner here on earth;
I need the guidance of Your commands.
Along the path of Your commands…
is where my happiness is found.
Give me an eagerness for Your decrees.
Turn my eyes from worthless things;
give me life through Your word.
Your laws are all I want in life.
Renew my life with Your goodness.
I will walk in freedom,
for I have devoted myself to your commandments.
Your promise revives me;
it comforts me in all my troubles.
Your principles have been the music of my life.
Lord, You are mine!
This is my happy way of life.
I will hurry, without lingering,
to obey your commands.
I am firmly anchored to your law.
The suffering You sent was good for me.
You made me,
You created me.
Give me the sense
to follow Your commands.
You dsiciplined me because I needed it,
Now let Your unfailing love comfort me.
If Your law hadn’t sustained me with joy,
I would have died in my misery.
I will never forget Your commandments,
for You have used them to restore my joy and health.
Your word is a lamp for my feet
and a light for my path.
I have suffered much, O Lord;
restore my life again,
just as You promised.
Your decress are my treasure;
they are truly my hearts delight.
Do not let my hope be crushed.
Come and show me Your mercy.
Your decrees are perfect,
they are entirely worthy of our trust.
As pressure and stress bear down on me,
I find joy in Your commands.
I stay awake through the night,
thinking about Your promise.
All Your words are true;
all Your just laws will stand forever.
I rejoice in Your word
like one who finds a great treasure.
Those who love Your law have great peace
and do not stumble.
O Lord, listen to my cry;
give me the discerning mind You promised.
Let my lips burst forth with praise…
Let my tongue sing about Your word…
Let me live so I can praise You.
*I used the New Living Translation and portions from the following verses:
Song of Psalm 119 arranged by Rebecca Aarup 5/5/11