Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Psalm 119X

*pause the music player on the sidebar, and press play to listen*

Psalm 119X

Before Thee let my cry come near,
O Lord; true to Thy word, teach me.
Before Thee let my pleading come;
True to Thy promise rescue me.

Since Thou Thy statutes teachest me,
O let my lips Thy praise confess.
Yea, of Thy word my tongue would sing,
For Thy commands are righteousness.

Be ready with Thy hand to help,
Because Thy precepts are my choice.
I’ve longed for Thy salvation, LORD,
And in Thy holy law rejoice.

O let Thine ordinances help;
My soul shall live and praise Thee yet.
A straying sheep, Thy servant, seek,
For Thy commands I ne’er forget.

from The Book of Psalms for Singing

The lyrics are based on Psalm 119:169-176.

169Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

170Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

171My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

172My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

173Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

174I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

175Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.


Sonja said...

That is beautiful!

We are also a Steeler home being that my hubby is from there. Lots of excitement around here for the BIG game.

Ways of Zion said...

Thank you for sharing!

Kristy said...

This is the same psalter we use in our church. It took a little bit of time to get used to singing the psalms rather than just hymns in church. But now, I love when a psalm comes to mind as a song, or when Jules and I are reading a psalm and she bursts into song. They were meant to be sung and are so beautiful! Thanks!

Jodi said...

Oh Tracy ~ What a treasure ~ absolutely beautiful! Thank you.